Our Quest to change our lives began in Feb. 2010 and we lost 224 lbs. This is the story of our continuing Journey through the ups and downs of maintenance.
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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Stand behind me...

... Temptation!!

Brent and I went on a date last night which included a movie.  Upon entering the theater, the smell of that buttered popcorn was so tantalizing.  And being that we are closing on our home on Monday, it felt like we should celebrate.  We had already just eaten a healthy dinner, so what would be so bad with splurging for some popcorn?  I asked Brent and he was like "You want some?", then I was like "I'm having a  hard time deciding, what should we do?"  Then he just said, "Nope, we don't need that"  and it was over!  Once that decision was made, the conflict inside was gone!

During the movie, we enjoyed the knox blox I had smuggled in my purse.  And upon leaving, I felt so empowered that I didn't give in!

Then today, chocolate chip cookies were made for our kids.  Really?  Are you going to do this to me?  Just smelling them made me start to wonder if I could rationalize eating any.  But Brent had the kids gobble them down very quickly and the temptation was gone!  I had enjoyed some other wonderful more healthy food!

It really is true, that the more you make good choices and resist unhealthy food, the EASIER it becomes.  It's like you empower yourself when you can make that choice NOT to give in!  You become in control of your thoughts and actions.  And after all, isn't that the biggest obstacle to conquer?  It definitely is for me!

The other day, I made this very quick lean and green:

I sliced up a yellow squash in little strips and sautéed it in some light cooking spray and seasoned it with my favorite grinder:  Rosemary garlic blend.  Then I  threw in a caramelized onion chicken burger (from Costco).  Quick and satisfying.

Tomorrow is a momentous day... and it's been a Loooooooong time coming.  God Bless!!  ~Margene

7 comments:

Karla said...

You are soo good!!!! Popcorn is my nemesis

Lucy said...

Love this post Margene - very encouraging!

Kudos a thousand times over!!!!

Julie said...

Good luck today. Can't wait to hear it's all yours.!!!. YEAH!!!
Have a great day and you really rock with your strength. Keep up the great work.
Blessings!!

gracies tough journey said...

Kudos.. That would have been tough for me. Congrats!!!

Lori said...

I hope all goes well today.

I don't know that much about how medifast works, but sometimes popcorn can be worked in to a plan. Not that theater stuff, but the good kind you make at home on the stove. It is a whole grain. Maybe you could check in to that if the craving gets too powerful.

You're doing great. You probably won't need to check it out though.
Lori

Absolutely, Positively Josie said...

"But Brent had the kids gobble them down very quickly . . . ."

Will you people adopt me? :-)

I find myself frequently using the term, leans and greens. And guess what: I've got some yellow squash in the fridge, and I think I now know what to do with it.

Thanks, Margene. And GOOD JOB on getting over the movies and the cookies. Stay empowered!

Rettakat said...

I really like that thought... that once the decision is made, the conflict inside is gone. :-)

Those yellow squash strips look so good, gotta try that!