a month has gone by...
Sunday, April 13, 2008
I haven't added anything to my blog in a month. So much for keeping track of all those promises/changes to my self! Wait... I shouldn't be saying that, because I am here now. What happened in the past is done and cannot be changed. I can only change the future. My decisions today effect what happens tomorrow not yesterday. So I am not going to recap the last month and go on about whoa-is-me I messed up and blah blah. I am going to focus on what it is I want for tomorrow. For today. For now.
I have a family party to attend this afternoon. Pizza. Cake. Ice Cream. Cheesy Taco Dip and chips. Funny, my family is ALWAYS dieting, yet we get together and rather than be creative, we openly sabotage each other and SMILE while we do it! Now, one of them will bring a bag of salad. Someone else will bring a Lean Cuisine. A few of us will tote our water bottles around as if they were merit trophies for trying. When the pizza arrives, the aroma entices, the cheese seduces, the dough glistens golden.... all trying will cease and the binge will begin.
"Oh just one small piece." (Are you suffering from a case of objects in view are larger than they appear?)
"I've been good all week" (Yeah except that day you ate at McDonalds... oh yes, that was everyday for lunch this week!)
"Pizza is healthy" (Except for the cheese, the pepperoni, the dough.... would you like me to pour the healthy part of the pizza in a cup?)
"I'll have a diet coke" (Okay, the lamest of all food negotiations unless you really like diet coke... bleeeaack)
"Its someone's birthday, you HAAAVE to eat a piece of cake or its bad luck" (Seriously. Although creative, you do realize we see right through this one, right?!)
I suppose my goal here is to turn this afternoon into the cartoon it will be to make it easier for myself. I am going with the full intent of having a piece of pizza. One piece of cheese pizza, size inconclusive at this moment. I will have a piece of cake, a sliver of cookie cake. And I am in charge of the ice cream, so guess what? We will be dining on No Sugar Added Light Wegmans Vanilla Ice Cream, which happens to taste great! I will tote my water bottle around not as a trophy, but as a token of appreciation for the natural resource provided to make me feel full and hydrated.
Hey, maybe I'll talk them all into a stroll through the city streets looking for signs of Spring (even though it is currently snowing) and work off a few of those healthy pizza calories and the sugar rush we will all be buzzing on.