Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Saying NO has to be one of the hardest things you have to do when losing weight. My kids and my mom wanted to go out to eat today after we went shopping for school supplies well my son suggested going to an all you can eat buffet restaurant, I had to immediately say NO because I knew I would lose all control if I went. Well we decided to go to Bob Evans instead, I figured I could find something healthy to eat there. I ended up getting a turkey, bacon, cheese, lettuce, tomato and ranch on a whole wheat wrap and a baked potato which wasn't the healthiest thing but it was alot better than inhaling 5 lbs of food at the all you can eat restaurant. Well my kids just had to have dessert so I sat there and suffered through watching them eat ice cream sundaes and peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream but it felt really good to have enough self control not to eat any. So many times we are faced with saying NO and sometimes we fail but today was a success for me. Another example was Sunday when my mom, dad and my kids went to a family reunion and of course when they brought my kids home my mom had the cake she had fixed and she said here you can have it and I said NO I don't want that here but the kids wanted it so here it stayed. I will say I did take one bite but it was so sweet that was all I could eat. Well the next day my mom sends home a small bowl of banana pudding with my kids and I will admit I took a couple of bites of that because I love banana pudding. Sometimes you can't avoid temptation and you just have to face it straight on. I hope I can continue to have this much self control and having this blog has really helped me alot. I'm learning to stand up for what I want and not worry about hurting someone elses feelings because this is my journey and I have to do whats best for me.