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The Small Victories =)

Saturday, December 11, 2010

I'm a firm believer that people should celebrate small triumphs as well as the big ones, so here goes....

On Thursday, I was at work. And since its Christmas time, there's chocolate galore all over the place. Hershey kisses, reeses cups, small hershey bars, and anything else you can imagine. When I went to work, I said I'm going to limit my self to just three Hershey Kisses. Now, in the past, when I have set boundaries for myself, I always go way overboard. So after I ate my three hershey kisses, I felt good. But then, I saw the reeses cups and the other bite size chocolates. Then the chocolate monster inside of my took over....I wanted those chocolates, I need those chocolates. My solemn vow to myself about eating just three hershey kisses went out the window. I picked about 5 bite size reese cups and started to unwrap. Then all of sudden...I asked myself, "Is this how you want to live the rest of your life? Being a slave to junk food? Eating everything in sight and then feeling guilty about it? NO! Enough with the guilt and feeling sorry for myself! I am a strong woman and I most certainly am stronger than food! I threw those chocolates in the trash without a second thought! When I walked past the mirror later that evening, I caught myself smiling! I look at myself with pride, not shame!

And yesterday, Friday, was my office Christmas party. In a nut shell, its open bar, fried appetizers, and a chocolate fondue bar. Usually I fill up the small plates about 2 or 3 times, comforting myself by saying, "the plates are small so I'm not overeating!" Lies to make myself feel less guilty. But this time...this time was different. I ate only fruit and one cookie, stayed away from the chocolate fondue and had one strawberry daiquiri. I was more concerned with being on the dance floor than worrying about what they had to eat!

Like I said, small victories, but I'm proud nonetheless!
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    Thanks ladies!
    2987 days ago
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    You must feel so empowered! emoticon
    2987 days ago
    You're right, the small victories are just as, if not more, important then the big victories! After all it's all the little things that add up!! Way to go! You should be very proud of yourself! emoticon emoticon
    2988 days ago
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