Monday, February 1, 2010

Man, I would’ve felt like a heel!

The ol’ blog pays off again! Last night I went to an Eagle Scout court of honor in Levan, UT. As with all Mormon gatherings held after dark, I knew there would be refreshments served, and that would mean temptation. I steeled myself against the sweet smells that wafted from the kitchen as we entered the little white church house. Maybe it was time for a small snack after all. About then, the woman in charge of the treats (the eagle’s mother) greeted me kindly, thanked me for coming…and informed me that she’d prepared some apples and oranges for those of us who are trying to eat smarter. By heck, she’d been reading my blog! Now THAT’S what I’m talking about! A few cookies and milk at the church now and again isn’t going to kill me but the fact that people really are reading this blog is what keeps me safe from temptation. It would suck to have been standing there with a mouthful of cookies and have someone come up and say, “So, How’s the weight loss coming? I’ve been following your blog and it’s been so inspiring.” Man, I would’ve felt like a heel!

Now, having said all that about temptations at parties, I do plan on letting lose somewhat at the Super Bowl party next weekend. The great thing about having something like this planned, is each time I’m tempted during the week to eat something dumb, I can ask myself if I want to eat this lame thing now, or wait until Sunday. At least that’s my plan. How about you? What are your plans for the next big “food party” in your life?


  1. Oh, that's funny. I was downstairs. We could hear the whole thing, especially the national anthem and the slide show. After our event, they also had refreshments. Someone who knew I was working on my weight made a comment about, "Can't you at least have a little...." and I said I was done eating for the day. Then we sat there and talked about things including your blog. I had no idea you were just upstairs eating in a healthy way, thanks to your good friend C.R.! Good job! As for the Superbowl, we don't celebrate that holiday at our house, so no plans necessary!

  2. I don't care much for the game but its always a fun time with friends and family.

    Glad to hear you're still doing so well.

  3. Just wanted to say that I have been following your blog for a while and I look forward everyday to reading how you did. It inspires me to keep following the book Healthy for Life by Dr. Ray Strand.

    Thanks for being so positive.

  4. Heidi,

    So glad you are with us. Body for Life is a great plan. Keep up the good work! :)