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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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  • -AMANDA79-
    1703 days ago
    I got a little misty reading this! I'm SO happy for you. What an accomplishment. And you managed pizza and stayed under calories. That would have done me in.

    What a great day you had. I hope today goes just as well. Congratulations.

    1703 days ago
  • _JODI404
    Great job Lori!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

    That is a wonderful victory!! It really is a decision. And you contemplated one, and then strengthened your resolve and made a better decision.

    I am proud of you!! Hope you enjoy your new tunes!

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    1703 days ago
  • LARISSA238
    Such a great job! You should be so proud of yourself! I always walk out of the store with things I didn't plan on buying, normally crap food.
    1703 days ago
  • CHERYLA2012
    Hurrah for you - and all the steps you took to achieve your goal
    1703 days ago

    This is a great victory! emoticon
    1703 days ago
    emoticon Great job, it's not easy when you get something in your head and your actually in the store, so good for you for just getting the I tunes card and walking out victorious in so many ways! emoticon
    1704 days ago
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