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Day 119

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Wow! Today went rougher than I anticipated. I had several things in my hand and went to my volunteer job out without my water. I didn't pack a lunch because I planned on being home before I had to leave for a doctor appointment. Because I made a mistake at the post office when I went to mail a package on my way to volunteering earlier this morning, I had to go back to the post office to get the problem fixed after I finished my shift. Hence, I got home with enough time to visit the bathroom and grab some carrots and my water. I got to the doctor's office on time, filled out some paper work and had x-rays taken, and was taken to a room. The doctor didn't come for nearly an hour. I was just about to ask if I had been forgotten when he came. I started for home which should have been a thirty minute drive. It wasn't. That took nearly 50 minutes of bumper to bumper traffic. I still had two places to go and I succumbed to some candy. I just tracked everything and I am still under my calories, thank goodness. Normally when I do something like this, I start to beat myself up and before I know it I'm in a store garnering as much junk food as I can get because "I've already blown it, I may as well continue eating junk till tomorrow." On paper the reasoning is totally stupid but in the moment it seems like the right thing to do. Strange, isn't it? I have taken time to think kind thoughts and so when this "mistake" happened, I had a new thought. "You did all right. You could have made a better choice, it's true. Be better prepared next time. Days like this are going to happen. It's called LIFE." And guess what? That did the trick! I didn't even have a hint of an urge to stop at a grocery store to get junk. This is FANTASTIC!
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AUNTB63 8/15/2013 7:27PM

    So proud of you. I remember the first time doing this and it truly is a break through in the "mind set" department. Good job. Life may get in the way, but we just don't need to let it get to us with our old way of thinking and acting. Just think about how good you are feeling for having done the best that you could (you won this battle...today) and the next time will be another breeze through moment. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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3CLICKS 8/15/2013 7:10PM

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You are so right, LIFE will always throw us curves, and we don't always have to be perfect...sometimes it's okay to just be okay. I'm working to overcome the all-or-nothing mentality myself, so thank you for the inspiration!


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WIFE48 8/15/2013 6:54PM

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