Today is my Birthday. I didn't make huge plans, other than to sleep in, although two kitties in the house seem to not respect Birthday napping rights and woke me at my usual time. Must have something to do with their hunger level!
I went back to bed for a few more hours, got up and had a healthy breakfast and spent some quality time with my Kindle and Kitties.
I had a tuna salad sandwich for lunch and planned on going out to a nice steak place for dinner tonight to celebrate**alone**. The Holidays and special days just aren't FUN with my Husband in the rehab center, but I do try to at least get OUT on them so that I am not a total recluse.
Visited husband this evening and by the time I left it was 7 PM and instead of steak, I just wanted to come home. Not a lot of food in the house as I haven't been grocery shopping so decided a nice bowl of peanut butter oatmeal would be a perfect dinner.
I had the oats, brown sugar and peanut butter in the bowl, grabbed the milk from the fridge and when I went to put it back, what did I spy with my little old eyes?
An entire cheesecake on the second shelf with a Birthday Card on top of it! My friend who has keys to my house so that she can feed the cats when I'm away stopped on her way home from work, knowing I would be at the rehab center, and left it there to surprise me!
I guess I should have told her I am on SparkPeople!!!
So, now I am home with this entire cheesecake and I know myself well enough to know that it is ok for me to occasionally order a dessert when I am out at a restaurant, but an entire dessert and I under the same roof are a dangerous combination.
So, I'm not touching it. When I stop at the animal shelter tomorrow to get Houdini's license and my neutering deposit back from adopting him last week, the Animal Control Officers will have a tasty treat as that cheesecake is going there and staying there!
Now, when I go out tomorrow for that steak dinner, I may or may not order a belated Birthday dessert, we'll see how hungry I am.
THIS, my friends, is the power of Spark People, the option to choose and feel good about the choices we make, own the outcome, and move on to the next day guilt free.
I am loving the Spark Coach and do not for one minute think I would have this level of motivation and dedication without it.
Onward & Downward!