So let me tell you about my victories in two small battles in the war on weight loss.
#1: My husband works second shift so he doesn't get home until 1:00 am and I usually stay up to make him dinner (he works hard so he DESERVES to come home to a hot meal and a ready wife-on most days). So anyways, man, I am jonesin' for something sweet. First thing that popped into my mind to satiate my palate was Ben and Jerry's Creme Brulee ice cream. There was a time when I ate a pint a day for about 3 weeks and at 4 bucks a pop and 1200 calories a pop, it was pretty costly. Some days I ate two or even three pints. However I am trying to get this right, so I settled for some honeydew melon instead. The melon wasn't sweet, a total bummer, and so here I am seriously ready to run out and get some ice cream. But I held my peace and when my husband came home he went to the 7 eleven and instead bought me a Slurpee (I did beg him to get me the ice cream but he didn't do it-bravo!).
#2: Like you know by my earlier posts it was my kid's birtday so I got them some cupcakes to take to church to share with the kids in the nursery. I ate one and man, the frosting was so buttery, creamy, delicious I wanted to lick all the frosting off all 16 cupcakes. I mean it took the jaws of life to keep me from smashing all the remaining cupcake in my face and falling on the floor in a sugar induced frosting stupor. But I held my ground and good sense won for once in my life.
What I would like to say about my experience in these two situations is I didn't die, I didn't starve, I didn't fall on the floor in a puddle screaming "I'm melting" and my head didn't explode. I recognized that I didn't need the food and I controlled myself and I fell pretty darn good. I am actually PROUD of myself. That is a feeling I think I can get used to......