Sunday, August 02, 2009
I have had some poorly managed eating since my return from Hawaii, to the point where I had to move my ticker "backwards" a few pounds. Now, aside from this being very humiliating, it was a good wake-up call. I knew I had to regroup my focus and push forward. I just needed a good "thought". Somthing short, to the point, and easy to remember. Somthing that I could chant in my head during those difficult moments of overeating temptation.
I flipped through the motivational pages Spark emails me everyday. I love those things! But nothing nailed my point like I wanted it to. I pictured myself batteling to be thin. Cape waving, banner blazing, running shoes on! I was the picture of fat-burning glory. Now, the important part.. what was I fighting against? And that's when my new quote (and future battle cry) came to me..
"It's the little choices that are keeping you fat!"
"YES!!, That's it!!" I wouldn't go to Marie Callendar's and eat an ENTIRE pie, and I couldn't eat more than 3 pieces of pizza if I tried. THAT isn't my personal temptation. It's the LITTLE choices that were breaking me! It was that small handful of animal cookies; finishing off my daughter's chocolate milk; eating the crust off my son's pizza; are chocolate covered raisens a fruit?...
Well friends, how can you jump over buildings when you trip on toothpics? I'm keeping my eyes on those sneaky Little Choices from now on. But I'll tell you one thing, they have lost some power today. I have my quote, and I'm ready to use it.