Interesting shopping day....
Monday, January 16, 2012
A few times a month I make my trek to Sam's & WalMart, today was one of those days. In the past I'd hope the food ladies would be at their stations with samples of different food Sam's offers it's customers. Kind of like a mini-buffet. Sometimes, if you were lucky, they'd even have flaky, decadent cream puffs! Well, well, well....today was a horse of another color. They were there, getting their goodies ready to pass out to reaching hands but, I'm SO proud to say my hand was NOT one of them!!! During this trip I took plenty of time reading labels, making much better choices and doing a lot of mental planning. And, when I wasn't sure where something on my list was located I thought it would be a good idea if I just pushed the cart up and down the aisles until I finally found what I was looking for, instead of standing at the end of the aisle reading the overhead signs. More steps, more effort.
The only thing difficult about taking the time to shop for food was that it took time away from my exercise routine - but I DID get my walking & strength training in, regardless. It was raining so I walked inside the house, but it was still a good session.
Again today, no trouble with food - even at Sam's!! It really felt good to be able to bypass those food ladies without giving it a second thought. Another small victory.
It was a very good day and I'm thankful for the little 'test' at Sam's to see just where I was in this journey, how tempted or NOT I was by the handouts. So happy to find out that I'm over it. It's really a relief.
Well, again today, if you're reading this I hope your day was super too!!!