Long long day today. Work. Meeting. Work. Meeting. Didn't get home until just now and the only reason I'm posting this is because I agreed to Allan's twice a day challenge and I'll be damned if I don't follow through. Unbelieveably stressful and chaotic week on so many fronts and it is wearing on me.
BUT, I will not be defeated. I AM AN ASS KICKER, not someone who lets the world kick my ass. I AM STRONG and I AM CAPABLE. And I will not forget that. AND TODAY, I kicked the ass of the following temptations:
1) Cupcakes. Beautiful fresh cupcakes brought in from the new and trendy cupcake place. I DID NOT touch them. I did not sniff them. I did not even reach in the box an swipe off that glob of fallen icing that was just sitting there calling me name. NO. I didn't.
2) Luncheon meeting, free food and the choice of menus at the new gourmet burger joint. I chose the salmon patty salad and it was YUMMY! I didn't choose the bacon swiss mushroom burger with chipotle sauce and onion rings that also sounded tasty, but a little like death on a plate. Instead I picked a meal of around 220 calories and I was satisfied and full with none of the OH MY GOD I need to unbutton my pants feeling of the past.
3)Red velvet cake brought in by drug rep JUST as the mid afternoon hunger was hitting. OH NO YOU DIDN'T! No I didn't. I sat at my desk and ate my watermelon fresh from my garden that I brought instead.
4) The no time to eat before the meeting drive thru opportunity at various fast food joints. In the past this would have been my favorite. I could drive thru with little guilt since I literally drove from my office to the meeting. AND I was alone and could've eaten whatever I wanted without anyone knowing. Secret binging was my favorite. If no one sees you eat it, it doesn't count, right? BUT NOT TODAY! I ate my homemade oatmeal 120 cal muffin instead.
5) The meeting dinner food buffet of sandwiches, fruit, cookies, brownies and such. Now when I first arrived, I'd just had my muffin. I wasn't that hungry. I grabbed some fruit-fresh pineapple, grapes, apples, melons. YUM! I was happy. But as the meeting wore on and 1 hour turned to three, those cookies sure were calling my name. PLUS some jackhole decides to bring them over and place them under my nose in the center of the conference table. ACK! The smell of fresh baked double chocolate chip was wafting up from me on their lonely little platter the whole time. AND I had calories in my bank. AFTER ALL I DIDN'T EAT A "REAL" DINNER, right? And, did I cave. NO I DID NOT. Why? Is it because 1 cookie is bad? No. Is it because I'm afraid of a cookie? No. It's because I KNOW MYSELF. Eating that cookie tonight leads to, "Well, just ONE bite won't matter" tomorrow. SO KISS IT COOKIE PLATTER. I don't even care that cookies were still there and MAY be thrown away. GOOD BYE transfat carb overload sugar high inducing sugar addict making piece of shit. Hit the can.
One more day ending victorious! Score card: Me 1 and Evil Food Temptations from Hell THE BIG ZERO!
Have you faced any temptations lately? How did you fare? What was the tally on your score card?