Thursday, March 20, 2014
I did not feel so good today. It seems as if I might be coming down with a cold. The outdoor temperature dropped, so the ladybugs were more dormant, and I should have felt much better. Nevertheless I woke to an iffy throat and plenty of congestion. UGH!
I also awoke to a number of foods in my home that do not belong in a healthy food program. Sure, a few of these would not be a problem, but over a day of listless grazing they have been a disaster. There have been too many disasters.
Easter is coming. I would like to celebrate with a delicious Easter dinner. I would like to feel that the feast is truly special and not another "uh-oh" in a chain of "I really shouldn't have."
I can't magically feel better. I can make better choices, even though I often want to postpone the choice just a little longer. To paraphrase one of my father's favorite Biblical proverbs: A little nibbling, a little folding of the will, and pounds will come upon you like a bandit.
I will be baking allergy safe foods with my son. He volunteered to take snacks for his Sunday night Bible study. It's a big deal to him. It's going to be a big deal to me if I can report back here tomorrow evening that I did not eat an entire meal's calories and fat in chocolate chips. And so on.
Whether or not anyone else reads the entry, it will be here for my accountability to change. I need to think about reporting in when it seems as if Pavlov's dogs have a kennel in my salivary glands - oh, bitter-sweet chocolate!
I would very much like to see progress. I need to remind myself often that postponing change is only a deception. Time marches on, and change happens one way or the other.
Tomorrow it will be time to exit - to spring clean away - the non-nutritious foods.