What I learned from lent or why I gained 2.25 pounds at TOPS
Friday, April 13, 2012
Saying no to sugary (empty calorie foods) was pretty easy during lent. I just said no. I did not argue with myself. If people offered I said I have given up sugar for lent. End of story. Well that was until Easter rolled around. And it would have been alright if it had stopped on Easter. It went on for 4 days.
I learned an important lesson. I am not one of those people who can eat sugar and maintain control. I told my daughter I was not going to go crazy. Just a little bit. My mouth did not get the memo.
So I have decided that I will only allow myself to have sugar on very special occasions. And I will no those occasions ahead of time. (like family reunion coming up the first week-end in May). After those occasions I will have to be intentional about cutting the sugar right back out of my life. I am going to do the same thing with wheat products.
On the positive side. I have ridden my bike to and from work almost everyday I was scheduled. I did not ride today, because I decided on Fridays I will drive so I can bring my lunch and snacks for the week so I won't have to worry about the heat ruining anything, and I won't have to spend time everyday making my lunch. I bought 5 cans of soup, 5 cheese sticks, 5 packs of 100 calorie raisins, a box of kashi trail mix bars, 5 cups of Greek yogurt and a large bag of natural almonds. I am going to try eating 12 almonds 20 min. before I have a snack or meal. According to Dr. Oz it will make you feel satisfied when you eat. Plus nuts are good for you.
Today went pretty good until I ate some chips and dip during our TGIF karaoke party and then some popcorn during our "drive in" movie. Oh and take a sliver of the old fashion pound cake they made during cooking time yesterday. I know - sugar right. I did stop myself from having more (it was really good) by saying a big no to myself and thinking about getting sugar out of my system again.
Tomorrow is a new day and I pray God gives me the strength to resist mine enemies.
Is anyone else's enemies as sweet as mine?