This is certainly going down in my book as a “December to remember”. I still don’t completely understand why my going public about this weight loss battle has made me so strong. Today I was in no less than five of my most tempting stores when it comes to buying treats. I was on the road, alone…a classic recipe for a full scale, four-alarm nutritional disaster! Wal-Mart, Shopko, Kmart, Walgreens, Family Dollar…all of them loaded with tempting holiday candies, and I never gave any of it a second look. Well, that’s not entirely true. I did steel a double take at the family-sized Almond M&M’s at Walgreen. I do love those little candy coated vixens…and heaven only knows I’ve bought at least 25 bags of them this year alone and ate them all by myself. That’s why it’s so crazy to think that I did not buy any today. You know, just to have some as a-going-down-the-road refreshment. After all, that’s what I’ve always done…but not anymore, thanks to you guys.
In fact, as I think about it, today was littered with fatty temptation. I mentioned last night that I stayed over at my kid sister’s house. She’s a sweet gal, and a heck of a good cook…again…a recipe for nutritional disaster. But, she’s following my blog. She knows as well as anyone how hard I’m working at this so the only foods she tried to temp me with was a green salad for supper and a Slim-Fast shake for breakfast. (Thanks, Sis!) Then tonight I had the privilege of speaking at a ward Relief Society Christmas party and they had $200 bucks worth of Costco hors d'oeuvres as a reward for the ladies who made it through my talk. I could have heartily indulged with those ladies, but I have plans to feast responsibly at my brother’s house this coming weekend so I felt it wise to “pass” on tonight. Besides, at least three of the women in attendance tonight are following my blog and I didn’t want to let them down. What if they were counting on me to eat right so they would be strong enough to do the same? See how it works? Where all in this together!
Oh, and one more thing. Tomorrow is FRIDAY!!! And that means it’s time for another trip to the scales. I’d love to log-in a repeat of last week’s 15lbs, but who knows? Anything over 10 will be killer, anything less than 10 will…still be okay.
PS Can you tell I’m in much brighter sprits than I was last Thursday? It’s this new healthy lifestyle that does it to me. I highly recommend it!!!