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Strength Over Snacking

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Yesterday I put in my nice little 4 hour workday...which actually got shortened to 3.5 hours. I went to the bank with my check and before I went home I remembered there was a new Amy Grant album I wanted to download onto my iPhone. I tried doing so in the parking lot, but found out my iTunes credit wasn't enough to cover it. I decided to get an iTunes card. I drove over to the Target, next door to the bank. On my way into Target, my mind started automatically thinking about their red velvet, chocolate chip muffins. I had seen them a month ago and have always had a hankering for som. While I was thinking about them (I wasn't even in the store yet) I imagined I'd eat all four of them if I actually bought them. Here's what happened that was different than the way this would normally play out: I quickly asked God for strength to get in and out of Target without any snacks. I also asked for strength to actually forget about having a snack for the rest of the afternoon. This all happened before I even got into the store. I felt so victorious and thankful when I got out of there with only my iTunes card in hand!

When I got home, I found out we were babysitting the grandkids and I was to go pick up a pizza. I managed to eat my pizza and some strawberries from the garden and didn't even go over in calories for the day.

I'd like to have that kind of day every day!
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