A minor victory (and I need all the victories I can get!)
Friday, August 15, 2014
So the other secretary in my office brought me a cookie today. Her sister works at the school as well, and she makes the BEST peanut butter cookies, and Linda knows it's the only thing that I say yes to when it's offered. That way I don't have to think about it when food is offered. The answer is always no, thank you - EXCEPT - Debra's PButter cookies. Today, being Friday, is a high-calorie day for me, though, and the thought of adding another cookie's-worth of calories and fat into my daily totals was not going to be okay for me. But I loves me those cookies. So, what I did was take the cookie, explain that it wasn't going to fit into my eating plan for the day, but how I would wrap it in plastic and save it for next week, when I can budget for it. I was pretty proud of myself for handling temptation this way, and realized it was also an opportunity to model healthy behavior. NOTHING is off limits, but you have to PLAN for it, right? And that it's okay to say yes, I'd love a cookie, just not right this minute, which helps me flex my delayed-gratification muscle, too.
I don't always make good decisions, but I am trying hard to notice it when I do :-)
Hope you all have a great weekend!