I didn't have a cookie...
Friday, December 03, 2010
or a muffin, or buy a chocolate bar from the vending machine today.
I know. That doesn't seem like much, does it?
However, one thing I've learnt over my years here at sparkpeople, is that, I cannot be tricked into believing that HAVING those muffins, cookies, candies, etc. isn't a big deal. When I convince myself that 'just two' cookies won't matter, it is surprisingly easy to turn two into more than two. Then, later, to turn the more than two cookies into 'just a muffin', and still later, a big mug of cocoa with marshmallows. Because how on earth can one mug of cocoa ruin my program, right?
Conversely, when I deliberately choose not to have the 'little' treat, I consciously choose not to have another later, and another later still. And suddenly, I am on track and doing fine!
So, today, I didn't have a cookie. And I didn't buy a chocolate bar, and I didn't go downstairs mid-morning to get a freshly-baked muffin from the cafeteria. And as hungry as I was after my sensible breakfast, waiting for my sensible lunch, I felt great. It's my little successes that add up to bigger ones.
Wish me luck!