Facing Fear (20): "Just Tea for Me, Please"

Monday, March 12, 2012

So often, we let others plans/wishes/feelings tell us what to put into our body.....

I received a last minute invitation from my boss to go out to brunch with her and a visiting scholar yesterday. It was a good opportunity for me to meet an influential person in my field, but I had already made plans to cook a fun sunday dinner (carnitas with homemade corn tortillas!) with my husband.

Eating TWO celebration-type meals would have put me way out of my calorie range.

My solution? Facing another fear! The fear of not fitting in. I went to brunch, but I said that I had eaten a big breakfast and wasn't hungry. I just had hot tea while everyone else ate their Dim Sum. I turned out just fine. I honestly don't think that anyone even cared that I didn't eat with them.

Now, I'm sorry for all of the times I ate more than I wanted because I thought that I needed to fit in!
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    That's excellent! I understand your fears -- but you totally faced them and in return helped yourself become a healthier person!

    You avoided two celebration-type meals ...how cool is that??

    You're doing great with your goals. Look how far you've come already! Great job!
    3379 days ago
    Good for you! Keep it up!

    I'm sure what people noticed was that you were there to spend time with them - and that's what's important.

    In light of your previous blog entry about your friends cancer, we do need to take any and all opportunities to live life to the fullest, and not be afraid of how things may "look" to others.

    3380 days ago
    Bravo!! emoticon
    Isn't it funny how we sometimes have these ideas in our heads about how people will "think" things about our actions.... and often we finally find out it was all in OUR minds (thoughts)?
    Good discovery. Way to stick to your plan. Terrific success! emoticon
    3381 days ago
    I applaud you! I don't think I could have held back to just drinking tea.

    3381 days ago
    Excellent choice on your part! emoticon
    3381 days ago
    Good for you!!
    3381 days ago
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