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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.

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Wish me luck!

cj
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  • SUETINGE
    Small victories add up to great success! emoticon CJ!
    3644 days ago
  • CATIATM
    You are so right! All those little steps are taking us towards - or away from - our goals. Good for you, CJ!!! emoticon
    3645 days ago
  • SPARKING4ME
    I am glad to hear you were able to conquer the cookie!! What a great feeling! You are in charge!!

    Have a great weekend!

    Aileen
    3647 days ago
  • _RAMONA
    {{{{{{{{{ HUGS }}}}}}}}}
    Ramona

    You are Daughter of the King... born anew... where meek souls will receive Him still. You don't need luck. ;)

    May you be so FULL of Advent blessings that you crave nothing more than to bask in awe-struck wonder at the miracle that is YOU!

    {{{{{{{{{ HUGS }}}}}}}}}
    Ramona

    P.S. Brilliant insight, by the way!
    3647 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/4/2010 12:04:35 AM
  • JCEDIT89
    emoticon CJ!

    Keep up the good work! emoticon
    3647 days ago
  • BUCKHOLDT
    I didn't have a soft freeze cone.
    3647 days ago
  • DIANET2
    Great job!!!I am the same way...it's easier to say no then to trigger that binge!!
    3647 days ago
  • no profile photo KRPBMPMOM
    It IS a big deal, and its the small victories that mean the most sometimes! Good for you! emoticon
    3647 days ago
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