Part of my “Getting Back on Track” process — is juicing up the motivation to work hard at it again. It’s the small decisions about food, that matter. What did Weight Watchers teach us? We make over 250+ decisions about food E.A.C.H. D.A.Y??? Wow. Well — here we go….Decision 1 – Breakfast!!
Peter and I dropped our daughter Cait off for a Campus Shadow Day this morning, after having a family breakfast together…at….iHop 🙁
Oh Boy. This first decision…..will be a doozy. Actually, maybe it was decision #2 – cuz I ate a banana in the car on the way over. Or was it decision #3? cuz I told myself not to eat those peanut sitting on my mom’s kitchen counter. Oh, and I thought about having coffee, but didn’t. O.K, Denise LaMagna….I think I can see how those 250+ decisions a day add up.
Back to Breakfast.
What I really wanted…in that moment…was the Harvest Grain and Nut Pancakes. With that giant mound of whipped melty butter…with a puddle of the sticky-finger-licking-good maple syrup.
I chose the Slim and Fit, or Fit and Trim, or Fit-In-Your-Bathing-Suit-Next-Year, two eggs and turkey bacon with a fruit cup. Oh, I drooled over Peter’s Harvest Grain and Nut Pancakes and Cait’s Strawberry Cheese Cake pancakes (yea – they exist)….but…the best part of breakfast…happened two hours later.
As I was sitting at my computer, logging in my points…that 7 ppv breakfast fit so nicely into my tracker. My tummy was still feeling full. It was easier to eat a healthy lunch, with an orange at lunchtime…..and best of all…..I had NOT sacrificed what I wanted most –> being fit and trim myself –> for a stack of barely memorable nutty-buddy-fuddy-duddy pancakes.
The lesson of the day was just how D.E.L.I.C.I.O.U.S it tastes to stay on track, and to keep moving toward what I want most…..instead of giving in to what I wanted in the moment.
Big SIGH. Even Bigger SMILE!
Ciao for now…..Diane
It pays to eat by what our stomach tells us, not by our head or our eyes.