The setting: I was at the hairdressers getting my hair coloured (thats right, it takes a lot of work to look this natural :-). I was freezing cold and fed up sitting there. My thoughts start to wander:
The dialogue in my head: When I get out of here, I think I'll pick up a hot coffee on the way home. Actually, I am kinda hungry too. Maybe, I should pick up a twelve grain bagel too. Ohhh, toasted with butter on it sounds yummy. But wait that would be 8 WW points for the bagel and who knows how much butter is on that too! Mmm..a donut would go together pretty good with the coffee, but wait that would be another 6 WW points on top of the bagel. Ok, let me think about it. Katrin are you stupid? Why can't you control yourself. Summer is coming..don't you want to wear a bathing suit?
A few minutes pass: It wouldn't hurt to have the bagel. I will just eat less later.. But wait, tomorrow morning I have to weigh in. If I have the bagel and donut, I know it might start triggering cravings for other things. Ok, Katrin get a grip on yourself. Just have lunch at home.
On the way home I pass through the Tim Horton's drive thru...what do I do?
The Outcome: Can I take your order please? Yes, I will have a large coffee with milk only. Hurray the angel won! Unfortunately, this is not always the outcome, but I was pleased with myself. I went home and had a WW bagel (3 WW pp) with 2 oz of boneless chicken (2 WWpp) and lettuce on it. I finished it off with a banana. I was completely satisfied with this lunch and didn't have to feel guilty afterwards.
|5 WW points plus|
Weight loss is a constant battle for me. Remember it is not a diet, but a lifestyle change. It is all about making good choices and not beating yourself up if you slip, but it sure feels good when I make the right choice.