Sunday, December 15, 2013
Yesterday I had a hungry day. You know the feeling when it feels like nothing fills you up. I took a short walk to try to stave off the feeling and ended up at Costco. Bad move! Costco on a Saturday afternoon is a food nightmare. Every aisle I turned down had someone with samples of yummy things for me to try.
Normally I am strong enough to walk right by them. But not yesterday! I tried my best not to taste everything but I didn't fare very well. And the more I tasted, the hungrier I got. Of course it didn't help that I hadn't eaten lunch yet and was hungry to begin with. So I nibbled my way through the store and finally found my way to the exit.
But instead of saying to myself, "You already blew your eating plan for the day, just go ahead and have a free day. Eat anything and everything you want. You deserve it. Go ahead, take the day off from your healthy eating plan." But somewhere deep inside of me, something told my hungry self NO!
I looked at how far I've come and decided that a day of eating junk was not what I wanted for myself. I deserved better for myself. So when I got home I made a healthy dinner and weighed and measured all my portions.
And we come to today. As I look back at my day yesterday I feel proud that I was able to stop before I totally ruined my eating plan. I believe I was able to do that because I stopped and reevaluated what was really important to me. Eating for the moment or eating for my end goal. And I saw that the end goal, good health and a slimmer, fitter me, was far more important than any junk food I would put into my mouth.
I want to remember this lesson the next time a "hungry day' rears its ugly head in my life. And I know it will come again and now I know I don't have to let "the hungrys" win.