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Day 388 - My little talk over donuts this morning...

Sunday, November 17, 2013

It's Sunday! Sundays are usually a hard day for me. For one thing it's a very busy day. I get up at 6 to be at the church by 7, play the 8:00 service and then go home to wake up Itty Bitty and get her ready for church. Back at the church by 9:15 to teach my 3rd and 4th grade Sunday School class, then play the second service at 10:30! Whew! I'm already exhausted by noon!

The other issue is that I bring donuts for my class each Sunday (this tradition was started before I came and is something that all the classes do). Anyway, it is a struggle every Sunday to resist eating one. A few Sundays I have given in, but then realized that I can't do that, because then the cravings start and my whole day will be off. This morning was particularly difficult, though, because they had just taken the donuts out of the fryer (or whatever they cook them in) and they were still warm and smelled delicious! So, there they were, sitting in the seat next to me in the car, just calling out my name. I decided to have just one, since it is not every Sunday that we get warm ones. After all, this day was unusual. As I reached for it though, I remembered an article that I read the other day and the question that I had decided to ask myself every time I want to eat something. (more about this tomorrow)

This is how my little talk went: (seriously!)
"Oh, wow, this smells good! I have to have one because it is not every Sunday that they are warm. (reaches for donuts) No! Stop it! What are you doing? It will taste good for just a moment and then it will be over and you'll just want more. But they smell so good and I can feel the warm box. But, is this something that will nourish your body? No! Then, no, I'm not going to do it! But. you just had weigh in day yesterday. You have all week to work it off. But is that how you want to start your week? Well, no, but man, they smell good! Is it worth is? No!"

This went on all the way back home to pick up IB for Sunday School. I am happy to report that I finally talked myself out of it! I had a bowl of my kashi cereal with almond milk as soon as I got home and it satisfied me.

After church we met my brother and his family over at my mom's for lunch. This was another challenge in itself, but I had prepared for it. I told my mom ahead of time for her to hold me accountable. I gave her permission to call me out if she saw me eating anything that wasn't healthy. Just knowing she was watching was enough to keep me on track! Now, at this time, I would just like to point out that there was her homemade chocolate sheet cake, ice cream, and chocolate syrup involved, so this was quite a feat on my part! As soon as they started passing out dessert, I popped a piece of gum in my mouth, so I wouldn't even be tempted to sneak a taste, and it worked! So, I know I will have many more battles like these to come, but it nice to have at least won this one to get me started again! Hopefully, I will have many more successes to report to you this week!

I've noticed many of us are struggling right now. Isn't it funny how we all kind of go through similar things at the same time? Since many of us had a bad week this past week, I think we're all about due for a good one this week! What do you think?

Me too! We can do it, friends! Let's make it a good one!

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  • KML410
    Congratulations on skipping the donuts!
    1553 days ago
    I truly love your blogs. They are honest, funny and endearing. Have a wonderful week!
    1559 days ago
    Wow...I have been craving doughnuts for a week. I even was going to go get ONE warm one just to satisfy my craving earlier today. I, also, talked myself out of it. I am so glad others have conversations with themselves. I am all for having a great week. Today was a wonderful start.
    Your Sunday mornings sound so busy and a little stressful. If I was facing all of that, I think I would have eaten the doughnut. Great, now I am craving them again...

    1559 days ago
  • FIT4MEIN2013
    Way to go!!
    1559 days ago
    Great self talk. Great job. I taught Sunday School for 25 years I quit taking sugary treats a long time ago. Start taking healthy snacks. Kids love them.
    1559 days ago
  • NHES220
    Wow, you won on such a challenging day. Warm donuts, that is a tough one!
    1559 days ago
    emoticon You WON!! I loved having the change to hear that dialogue...and I love the fact that you continued your victory into the lunch challenge! Good for you, Dachelle - WELL DONE!

    Yes, here's to a good week for anyone who's been struggling, and for anyone to hasn't. :) Gail
    1559 days ago
  • STAY39
    Great job exercising such strong willpower!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1559 days ago
  • PGHP31CK
    Those are two excellent Non-Scale Victories! Good job!
    1560 days ago
    Great job talking yourself out of the donuts!! That is an impressive feat! Sounds like you had a good weekend! Hope this week is GREAT for you! emoticon
    1560 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I am so so proud of you!!!!!!!! I gave in to temptation last night and it wasn't that great. I am smelling those donuts you described. Throw in a warm cinnamon roll and I am done. You have a super busy Sunday schedule. Maybe yogurt and 5 walnuts with cinnamon sprinkled on top before you leave in the morning. Then, you can have breakfast when picking up Itty Bitty. Have a wonderful and successful week! Hugs, Laurel
    1560 days ago
  • KANOE10
    Have a great week. Great job on the donuts. Donuts were my trigger food as well. You also did well at lunch. You are making great progress.
    1560 days ago
    emoticon You go girl! Keep it going!! emoticon
    1560 days ago
    emoticon job! I don't think I would have had the will power u had , especially if they were still warm!!! emoticon Way to go! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1560 days ago
  • MRSP90X
    Awesome!!! I passed up pies galore at a Church fellowship tonight!! I even passed up homemade cheery pie!! My fav!
    We can do it!!!
    1560 days ago
    I did not have a good day myself. We left the house around 10:00 AM to look at cars. The first car dealer was closed. On to the next. We actually found a car that we both (dh and I) could agree on. No haggling with the sales man; all went smoothly. We had to fill out a paper explaining: how much we thought our trade-in would be worth, how much we expected them to drop the dealer's price etc. All we had asked for was accepted within 10 minutes, plus a dealer incentive. We couldn't believe it, but got everything we wanted. But then. OMG, the paperwork these days is unbelievable. We left just before 4:00 PM.... with the new car.
    Having had breakfast at 7:00 AM, you can imagine that we were famished, They had offered freshly-baked cookies, which I initially declined, but by 3:00 PM, I just needed something, so I picked up a cookie. What I am trying to say, it wasn't the temptation of wanting a cookie, but our timeline was way off, and I needed to eat something. We were poorly prepared for staying out so much longer than expected.
    Needless to say, I will only get 5 points for breakfast, today.
    YOU DID A GREAT JOB! Yes, sometimes, we have to talk ourselves out of eating something tempting, and YOU DID IT! Congratulations.
    1560 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/17/2013 11:09:09 PM
    You ROCK!!!!!!!
    Way to go . . . . you give me such inspiration to be a good Sparker!!!!

    1560 days ago
  • EJB2801
    Wow, and not only the donuts but the family desserts. You deserve to feel great!
    1560 days ago
  • MSHEL7
    Great job passing on donuts. I didn't make it, I had 2 cinnamon rolls. You did great. We do deserve a good week. Lets make it the best we can.
    1560 days ago
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