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NSV at the County Fair

Friday, September 12, 2014

Yummm.....FAIR FOOD....that siren song (and smell) of fat, sugar, and salt...

Yesterday I told you what my plan was, and I thought it was reasonable. But I know myself. Truthfully I knew that if I didn't get a dinner break until 8 pm I probably would NOT stop at a hamburger without the top bun when I could eat anything & everything I wanted FOR FREE!

But then I started Sparking and I saw this on INDYGIRL's Page:

I read some blogs.

I read my GOAL BOARD CHECK IN on my Start page that includes some questions from Linda Sprangle's "100 Days of Weight Loss":

1. Is this food special?

2. Is this food worthy of you?

3. Can you stop eating once you start?

Um....NO - NO - and NO!

1. Fair food is not special. It is not pecan pie made from pecans picked yesterday off your neighbor's tree. It is not your grandmother's homemade noodles that she makes once a year for Thanksgiving. It is not the fudge your sister makes at Christmas.

2. Fair food is not worthy of me. There is no redeeming value, no nutritional value.

3. No, I can't stop once I start. I would over-eat until I was over-full.


So what did I do?

I wore my size 8 jean shorts that USED to fit well but are now tight.

I took my dinner. I made a vegan boca burger with cheese, pickles, and lettuce. I made a salad with feta and my new favorite dressing, Olive Garden Light (only 30 calories for 2 tbls.) I took carrots and celery sticks.

And when TC ordered a grilled cheese, a cheeseburger, french fries and ice cream I ordered a diet Coke.

We ate very leisurely and companionably while listening to the country music band.

I did have some of his soft-serve ice cream. I did have a bite of his grilled cheese. But then I ate my own meal and I felt good.

I didn't miss a thing.

Today I feel good because my weight is down a bit, and I don't have any lost ground to make up. I feel good because I don't have shame, regret, or other negative feelings about myself or my choices.

Have a great day, Spark Peeps!
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