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I wanted 'em . . . but I didn't eat em!


Saturday, July 13, 2013

I'd spent a couple of quiet hours at the beach, reading and people watching. In my black tankini with my gold straw fedora.

And was at the convenience store on the way home. Buying my weekend papers. Eyeing all of the scoop ice cream flavours. Chapman's is a great brand. They had strawberry fields; Canadian maple walnut, mint chocolate chip, butterscotch . . . and about 15 more.

Hmmm. Looked at the potato chips. Picked up several bags of 'em. Family size bags . . . but I was not thinking about sharing any with any family members actually. Potential treat for a family of one. Ketchup chips? Don't like those a whole lot. BBQ chips? Not my fave. Dill and sour cream? Salt and vinegar? Plain Lays? Just as many calories as kettle chips but not nearly as good. And they didn't have any kettle chips.

OK then. That's $8.50 for the 3 newspapers.

"You don't want any ice cream? Nothing else?" The convenience store lady grinned at me in a friendly way.

"Oh yes I do," I replied. And smiled back. "But, I'm not having any."

AND left the store, came home and enjoyed my last bowlful of chilled scape soup with a little trail mix and some fresh raspberries and some blueberries for dessert.

Gotta keep fitting into that tankini!!
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FROSTIERACES 7/21/2013 7:05PM

    Fresh raspberries and blueberries any day over ice cream!! emoticon

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PHOENIX1949 7/14/2013 3:59PM

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SUSANNAH31 7/14/2013 2:45PM

    Lessons for successful maintenance -- that's what your blogs are.
You are modeling all these good behaviors for the rest of us who are still learning.

And where else but on Spark People would we learn this?
I wonder if the convenience store clerk understood the message you were giving.

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BOOKAPHILE 7/14/2013 1:29PM

    You're doing a good job of acting on what you really want... to fit your clothes and keep your shape. Those short-term temptations can be really pesky. Well done in this instance.

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CARRAND 7/14/2013 12:48PM

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Every decision can be a victory.

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KANOE10 7/14/2013 7:57AM

    That was a great job of realizing that you wanted something, but that you were choosing not to indulge yourself. You showed strength and a dedication to health. Way to go! That is inspirational.
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_LINDA 7/14/2013 12:40AM

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And I am betting you look F. A. N.T. A. B. U. L. O. U. S. in that tankini!!

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DALID414 7/14/2013 12:35AM

    I stand in the 'snack' isle and talk to them. I'll pick up a bag of chips: If you're not in the kitchen I won't eat you. Chocolate/ice cream: You'll melt in the car on the drive home.
If I can find excuses for other things, I can find excuses not to bring junk home.

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PHEBESS 7/13/2013 11:55PM

    And that's why you totally rock the black tankini!

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COCK-ROBIN 7/13/2013 10:33PM

    I'm happy for you. You're doing great!

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JUDI_CUTIE 7/13/2013 9:23PM

    Super!!!

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MEADSBAY 7/13/2013 7:35PM

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You're my hero!
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CRYSTALJEM 7/13/2013 6:02PM

    Loved this. Feels good doesn't it? Good decisions and fitting in to your tankini. Raising my sparkling water to you in a toast of congratulations. The gold straw fedora sounds perfect.

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ROCKYCPA 7/13/2013 5:43PM

    Good for you! A hard thing to do but you can do it!

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TRAVELGRRL 7/13/2013 5:04PM

    You have your priorities right! Didn't you feel virtuous? AND, what can beat fresh berries??

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ONEKIDSMOM 7/13/2013 4:24PM

    Some days it's easy, and it doesn't call your name. Other days? Ehhhhh... emoticon keep on fitting in that tankini! emoticon

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ABUTTERFLYWISH 7/13/2013 4:13PM

    AWESOME!!! Thats the difference between success and struggle! Fitting into the tankini must feel so much better than the ice cream or chips ever would have!

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