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