Well, y’all, it was another pitiful week as far as the scale was concerned. It is beginnings like this that used to make me quit before I ever got started. This time around, though, I know I can succeed.
The only difference between success and failure is quitting. I’m not quitting.
So, I’ll focus on what I did right:
Overall, I made good food choices.
I limited my desserts. Our church has small groups that meet throughout the week during the school year. They can be a huge stumbling block to good eating choices because there is always so much good food and so many desserts. I have committed to choosing no more than two desserts each week this year and having a reasonable portion.
This week someone brought hot, fresh Krispy Kreme doughnuts. I have one word for Krispy Kreme doughnuts: Kryptonite. There was this other really yummy dessert there that I was planning on having, until the doughnuts arrived. I chose one doughnut. Brian got the other dessert – and a doughnut – so, he let me taste it, just to satisfy my curiosity.
On the way home from Life Group, Brianna texted me and asked if we wanted – are you ready for it – Krispy Kreme doughnuts. I told her that we didn’t because we’d already had some – but she bought a box for her and her siblings.
This has been sitting at my house since Sunday:
I did not eat one! Not even a crumb.
Then, Monday happened. It was a horrible day. Horrible. I started Monday night thinking I wouldn’t go running on Tuesday. I’d just sleep in and not work out. I knew I’d regret it, though. I also knew that running would make me feel better.
I woke up Tuesday morning trying to talk myself out of it…but I went anyway and I was so glad I did. Just as I knew it would, it made me feel better.
I’ve got the right attitude, which has been absent for awhile. Now, my body just needs to get on board. I’ll get there. I know I can do this.
How about you? How are you doing?