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Resisting Temptation

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Have you ever noticed how everything around us pushes us to eat? And not just to eat, but to eat processed, fat, salty, sweet, bad things? Take a day to just notice all of the inducements to eat that we are surrounded with every day. Is it any wonder that we are obese?

I went to the grocery store tonight. Everybody has to do it sometimes, right? I have been trying to get by as much as possible with the co-op and the Farmer's Market, but that won't always be enough. Today, it was the grocery store.

I was hungry when I went, too. Bad thing to do. But I'm very proud of myself; I resisted temptation! I saw a lot of things that I really wanted to buy and eat. Two years ago, there would have been no resisting--I would have bought them all, and probably eaten most of them tonight. I saw cookie dough, I saw ice cream, I saw cookie dough ice cream (LOL), I saw jalapeno poppers, I saw coffee cake and corn dogs. I saw them all, but I did not buy any of them.

On the way home from the grocery store, I saw Panda Express, and Culvers, and Sonic, and Applebees. I drove by them all.

I'm not saying I ate all that great when I got home, but I ate better than any of that. I resisted, and that's what counts, right?
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  • CODEMAULER
    The messages that are all around us are insidious. I wonder if we are even aware of some of these?

    Hooray for good choices!

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    3458 days ago
  • REENIE131
    Great job!!!! You're right, we're bombarded with temptation all the time, congrats to you for not giving in to it!
    3458 days ago
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