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Evidence that I am changing

Friday, May 10, 2013

Yesterday, I had the day off. I decided to drive to the nearest large city which is a bit over an hour away. As it became time for lunch, I started to think about where I should eat. There are so many more choices than where I live. I started to think about different options, but in the back of my head the nutritional content of each choice was scrolling. Any of the usual choices I used to make when there (and I easily justified because they were only an option the handful times a year I made it to Duluth) made me actually cringe a little inside. If I ate what I like to eat at those place, I would have exceeded my calorie range by the time lunch was over.

So I drove to Subway. I selected my usual - roast chicken breast with lots of veggies and no cheese or sauce. After I had eaten my lunch, I was satisfied and feeling a bit proud of myself. Later, when I thought I was hungry and trying to justify a little snack at the cafe in Barnes and Noble, I had another moment of will power. Nothing in the case looked good enough to sabotage my day that badly. I turned around and walked away without buying anything. I immediately left for my car.

On the drive home, I stopped at a gas station. My plan was a large bottle of water and some fruit. The gas station let me down- they had no fruit!!! I walked around wondering what would be my new snack. Then I saw it- the Jack Link's beef stick. Yes, it is high in sodium but that is it's only downfall. No empty calories or carbs. 60 calories and getting a boost to my protein for the day.

3 moments of making the best choice with the options I was presented with, within the course of half a day. This is how I know I am changing- and I like it!
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