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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!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
RUBYREDIVY1 5/13/2013 6:00PM

    Oh wow! See I had trouble with that - temptations lurking at every corner, and although I tackled it slightly differently, *ahem*, I wish I had your will power! I'm good with food in general, it's just the desserts I can't be without. emoticon

Well done!

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JAHINTZY 5/13/2013 12:59PM

    internet high fives! and I bet that chicken sandwich was tasty too :)

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SUMMER2203 5/11/2013 7:59AM

  these are such milestone moments...and they get easier and easier...until they arent even decisions anymore :) good for you lady!!!

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GIA_ROSY 5/11/2013 4:46AM

    Be proud of the choices you made. emoticon

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FOXFIRENDTS 5/10/2013 1:29PM

    Good willpower emoticon

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ILMETOO 5/10/2013 1:00PM

    Awesome acts of willpower!

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PRETTYPITHY 5/10/2013 12:21PM

    Good choices breed good choices! Once you made the positive choice to enjoy a healthy lunch, the others came naturally. Sounds like the beginnings of a wonderful streak to me!

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ALMIGHTYSWEDE 5/10/2013 12:13PM

    well done, your changes are great! emoticon

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KEELIE21 5/10/2013 11:59AM

    SO proud of you!! I find myself having these moments more often lately too. Isn't it great how one good choice fuels the next? Keep this up and I know you will look exactly the way you want to in that wedding dress!!

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