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Virtuous Circle: New Days 2 & 3

Sunday, August 15, 2010

So, yesterday was DAY 2 of my planned upward spiral and I'm happy to report a small victory . . .

Without going into elaborate details about why (let's just say it was the perfect storm of circumstance), I began craving CAKE . . . or DONUTS . . . or anything with some similar combo of fats and carbs that would be like cake or donuts.

It doesn't happen often - it has been months since the last craving like this hit - but when it does hit, it is bad. Capital B, BAD! It doesn't matter that I KNOW that stuff is bad for me. Doesn't matter that I KNOW it will give me heartburn. It doesn't matter that I KNOW I could easily consume more than a days worth of calories in one sitting. When it hits, it is pretty much all I can think about.

I was home alone so no one would know . . . I picked my target - 6 blocks away - a Dunkin' Donuts with a drive thru window. No one would know. I could hide the evidence in the outside trash can before my husband returned home. No one would know . . .

And then The Daily Spark came to my rescue.

(Are you familiar with The Daily Spark? If you are, you know how awesome it is. If not, you NEED to check it out! The Daily Spark is SparkPeople's blog with daily posts on a wide variety of healthy lifestyle topics. Most are written by Spark People experts with occasional posts written by Spark People members or guests. Lots of great stuff. Last week, The Daily Spark posted this link:

Did you scroll down and look at those pancakes? OMG . . . that picture! I'm not a sweet potato fan but I decided I HAD to try those pancakes. I added a sweet potato to my shopping list so I'd be ready when the mood struck. Turns out, that was a very lucky call.)

ANYWAY . . . back to my rescue . . .

Before I made it out the door to get those donuts, the image of those pancakes managed to make it's way through the fantasies of all things buttery and fatty. I realized I could make those pancakes!

Even though I have to confess I ate a double serving, those pancakes hit the spot. And even with the syrup and nuts on top, they were still a WAY better choice than donuts.

How is that for spiraling upward?!

So, today is Day 3 . . . and I can't wait to blog about how successful I'm going to be on this new day!
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    Well, let's just call 'em like we see 'em - that was not "small" - that was a HUGE victory.

    It took determination, self-awareness and self-control of massive proportions.

    HUGE. Yes, that is also an upward spiral for sure. Way UP. Like skyscraper UP!

    2831 days ago
    WONDERFUL spiral upward, dearest new friend! I'm SOOOOOOO proud of you! And NOW you've got me REALLY wanting some of those sweet potato pancakes! :-)))) When I have a sugar craving, [actually I bake them BEFORE the craving hits] I eat a plain COLD sweet potato. It's incredible! Doesn't need anything and tastes much different cold than hot. Well, thank you for your inspiration today!!!!!! {{love and hugs}} Susan
    2837 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/15/2010 2:51:06 PM
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