Friday, November 08, 2013
All right. Spark Guy gave the challenge today to give ourselves a pep talk. I actually have something to crow about. I went to an annual event last evening. I knew that the tradition was to have the table covered with all kinds of candy. This event used to be a sugar disaster for me of Lord only knows how many calories mindlessly consumed. So I planned ahead. I bought myself some sugar free gum to chew on. I almost never chew gum. But I thought, well if I'm tempted to eat candy I'll put some gum in my mouth. I did not want to eat any of the sugar. I eat dark chocolate only when I have time to savor it for all its worth and let it melt in my mouth. This was not one of those sacred moments. The table was laden with tens of thousands of cheap, empty calories as anticipated. I didn't want any of it. Even though people at the table pushed candy my way and encouraged me to eat - I followed my plan and chewed gum instead. I didn't eat a single piece of candy. All I partook of was a mighty fine cup of coffee. I actually came home hungry and enjoyed a healthy evening snack. If I must say so myself - I rock!!! I'm getting good at this!!!