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Staying within the lines...

Thursday, March 14, 2013

I have been trying to stay within the lines that Spark set to help me lose weight. I have been over almost every single day since I began here, but 2 days I was super good... Normally, I say I would be more careful tomorrow, but tomorrow never happens in my life.

Today is weird exception. I am below my calorie count and carb count. I am at the right level for fat count and protein count. I am always over in calorie, carbs and fat; and under in protein. I have made every effort to be more conscience about what I eat and how much I eat.

Walking to get dog food at Tarje (my families word for Target), and noticed all the end caps with freakin little Easter candies, cookies, pastries, and other sweet treats... I said a silent prayer and kept walking to a register that had dvds on both end caps. I was fighting hard against temptation of those Cadbury Creme Eggs with the glaze inside.

I kept repeating to myself: I want to stay within my lines. I want to be healthy. I want to fit into a size 14 at some point in time. I want better for myself. I want to live a better life.

I felt this weight of my words lift my spirit and I was able to walk out of Tarje without buying any sweets! I'm so proud of that little accomplishment!!!

Now, If I can stay within my lines for the next month. I want to see a better me in the next few months.

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MCYNDYM 3/15/2013 2:06PM

    Awe, Thank you JennCaba. I have been fighting temptation hard today... My 4 yr old nephew loves to bake with my sister (whom I live with). Last night they made a yellow cake and strawberry icing. I keep seeing the cake and hoping the feeling to cut a slice goes away. I keep focusing on a better me.

Thanks again.

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JENNCABA 3/15/2013 9:42AM

    I know how hard it can be. I struggled for many years and still struggle at times to fight those tempting sweets. Just take one step, one day at a time. Every healthier choice you make will bring you closer to your goals. It took me a while to find what would work best for myself to help me reach my goals. It may not be easy and it my take some time but you can do it, we can all do it. Always believe in yourself and keep pushing forward. You are doing great !! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MCYNDYM 3/15/2013 1:20AM

    ML, I hope time is on my side. lol.

Time takes forever sometimes though... I want instant gratification, not slave labor. lol. Ya, and look what happened when I got instant gratification. Now I have to work off the extra bits and pieces of me.

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MCYNDYM 3/15/2013 1:17AM

    WhoVianGirl, I empathize with you. I worked retail for 15 years and know all about food temptations from displays and end caps. I loved working for Mrs. Field's Cookie Company and Krogers as cake and display decorators. I know we would comp doozie cookies like crazy at both places.

*Doozie Cookie are 2 cookies with icing in the center to keep them together; very similar to whoopie cookies or moon pies.

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MCYNDYM 3/15/2013 1:12AM

    Thanks Marianne! I needed the encouragement!

I keep thinking of the line in the Lord's prayer: "Lead us not into temptation..."

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ML5363 3/14/2013 11:32PM

    Great job...it gets easier with time...or so they say..lol

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WHOVIANGIRL23 3/14/2013 11:25PM

    Try working at Tarje like I do...its deathly all the chocolate I'm forced to touch and see every day, lol.

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MARIANNE9855 3/14/2013 11:22PM

    Keep trying. Try tracking the times you make good choices and maybe it will encourage you to keep going forward. You could start a streak of not giving into temptation. emoticon emoticon

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