Temptation is always waiting
Sunday, October 09, 2011
I went out to dinner with friends on Thursday night. I was virtuous. I looked up the nutrition information for the restaurant we were going to and carefully chose what I would do. At the restaurant my friends ordered chips and salsa--which I adore, but did not indulge in. They also had one of my favorite desserts which I did not share in either. All in all, I followed my plan. YIPEE!
Friday, I did have more treats than I needed. No problem. Just regroup, right? Well, Saturday evening my husband and I went to a neighbor's house and an old neighbor and her husband also joined us for dinner. We were served homemade Lasagna which I had a carefully monitored serving of. I brought the salad, so I did real well with that too. We stayed at the table and talked and talked. The table had been cleared except for the basket of breads and a buttery spread. First I had white bread (white bread? I don't even eat that stuff!?) with a butter type spread that had been sitting there all through dinner. Then I had another....and another....and, well, you know how it goes. Then the desserts were brought out. There I was with vanilla ice cream topped with hot fudge. Ice cream is not a big favorite. Oh, I like it. But it could stay in my freezer for eons before I would bother it. Now cookies, pastries, and candy are a whole other situation. They "talk" to me. Way more tempting. Well, I ate that. Then oatmeal cookies and rice krispie treats were on the table. I had one...then another. Yeah, you know. It was as if I was mindless. I couldn't believe what I had done! When I started recording things on SparkPeople I about had heart failure at how quickly those little cookies, etc. added up calorie wise. So though I haven't really had any trouble for months, last night got me good. So what to do? Well, temptation may always be waiting...and succombing it to it is going to happen from time to time...but I am determined to beat it. I am NOT going to let this period of choosing poorly dictate my next week; as it would usually do. I am going to stay on the low end of my calorie range and eat nutritiously. How's that for a battle cry? I am not going to "beat myself up" or give myself permission to binge because I wasn't "perfect" HATE THAT WORD! I am striving for a consistently healthy lifestyle. Mentally I have to stay in that frame of mind.