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!