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Temptation all around us

Friday, March 01, 2013

So last night I was driving home on a well traveled street with a fast food resturant on every block. I hadn't eaten since lunch and it was now 8pm. Everything looked and sounded good. As I passed taco bell, I thought man I could go for a mexican pizza, passing mc donald's I thought about their fries hot and salty, then dunkin donuts mmm, the list goes on. But I also kept playing in my mind all the lessons, tips, and motivational videos I've been reviewing on my weight loss journey. The importance of eating every 4 hours to keep blood sugars stable and avoid binging. The importance of remembering to bring along low calorie snacks when I am away from home. It takes only 20 minutes to drive from swim class to my home, its not an eternity. I will not "starve", and I didn't, I made it home and ate a very tasty low calorie meal (spinach, grilled chicken, pasta) I had prepared earlier. No dessert. Water as a beverage. Last night I felt stressed, I felt like it was taking a tremendous amount of willpower, I gave those temptations so much power, they were so strong, I felt so weak. I just knew I would fail and give in. But I am strong, and looking back it was simple. I just did what I really wanted to do, and that is to lose weight. And that thought trumped all the fast food on my ride home :)
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    Temptations are definitely easy when you have healthy food you like at home. I also try to keep fruit at home as much as possible. When I come home "starving" an orange or banana really helps hold me over until I can get an honest meal ready. I also like unsweetened applesauce. Good job passing by all those tempting fast food places! It's especially hard to pass one by if it has a drive-thru window.

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