Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Testing times

YAY for day 1 going down as a good one !!!! If only it wasn’t this hard ……yesterday I walked past the bakery and decided to pop in to get a Coke Zero only to be offered a hot apple muffin just out the over – uurrrrrrgggggggghhhhhhhhh it was so hard to say no thanks BUT I DID !!!!! I came back to work and drank my Coke and felt good that I had managed to say no thank you.

Last night we worked an extra shift due to Coles not wanting to pay public holiday rates to get their load on the shelves and when I got home I started to read my book as I only had a few chapters to go to the end – as I was lying there reading, all I could think about was the Three Wishes chocolate in the fridge door and the bargaining with myself began.
If I got up and got some chocolate nobody would know, so would it count ? YES
If I ate it in bed and there was no evidence left of what I had done – would it count ? YES
If I ate it and didn’t tell anyone – would it count ? YES
If I ate it in the lounge room and didn’t tell anyone – would it count ? YES
Eventually I could hardly concentrate on my book because all I could think about was this bloody chocolate in the fridge, so I got up, got a Coke Zero, went back to bed and drank that while I finished my book
YAY FOR ME !!!!!

I really felt so good when I got up this morning, knowing that I had managed to negotiate myself past those two things yesterday which, last week would have just gone straight into my mouth without a second thought (well actually there would have been a second thought – how much more of these can I eat before I feel really yucky !!!!)

Even though I am below goal, I still get a kick out of knowing that I am once again in control of what I am eating. I have another healthy lunch planned with lots of point friendly snacks in my drawer and dinner planned for when I get home. I just wish I could bottle this feeling and be able to bring it out and splash it on me when I am feeling like it is all too hard. Maybe I shouldn’t say that it is too hard, it is just things aren’t as easy when you don’t plan. (but then we all know that don’t we ?)

Have a great week everyone – take care and look after yourself because you are all very special people.

TFTD : Energy and persistence conquer all things

TIAGF : Planning


Blogger kathrynoh said...

Well done. I just couldn't have chocolate in the fridge - it would drive me insane.

12:16 PM  
Blogger another sarah ... said...

Ditto! any chocolate lying around the house is liable to end up in my mouth so I try to get rid of it as quickly as possible so it's not around anymore. I usually take it to work with me if I've been given it and share it amongst my workmates. Well done on resisting the temptation though!
It's funny you mention Coke Zero, I still can't get my head around whether I like it or not.

6:37 PM  
Blogger Kt said...

Welldone, on resisting chocolate & apple muffin! sounds like you are right back into it :)

6:41 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

Um, so when you get that 'feeling' bottled, let me know and I will pay you BIG BUCKS for it!!

7:51 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

That took a bit of strength resisting both the muffin and chocolate.

Sounds like Linda is back in control once more:)

8:05 AM  
Blogger Yummy Mummy said...

Yay for planning. Easter was so much harder for me then Christmas!! Why??? Stay in control babe!!

10:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I definately need that bottle if you've got it as my motivation fairy must of accompanied the Easter Bunny when he left.

Good on you Linda, sounds like you had a great day, and hope you are having a great week too!

11:24 AM  
Blogger Jules said...

hey there, great effort on saying no to the hot muffin. How good are you???

12:21 PM  
Blogger Carlton said...

Well done on saying no to chocolate. You should be congratulated.

Keep up the great work and enjoy your week.

7:56 PM  
Blogger M said...

Well done Linda. Saying 'no' to things used to be so simple but it shows that as difficult as it is, it still can be done.

I hope you have a lovely, lovely, relaxing weekend and just forget about everything else, other than you and Al. I hope the weather is kind and that you rediscover some joy and fun and motivation to make saying 'no' to tempations easier. Then share it with me LOL.

Talk to you soon x

3:49 PM  
Blogger Julie's journey said...

When you get that feeling bottled dont forget to send it to me too! I could use some at the moment.

9:06 PM  
Blogger Philippa said...

Well done on resisting the chocolate darl, that is easier said than done, I know!

11:16 PM  
Blogger Leighanne said...

Doesn't it feel great to be in control:)

10:34 AM  
Blogger Briony said...

Well done resisting both temptations, you were very strong!

9:12 PM  

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