ON BEING PREPARED ...
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Moments after the ringing of my cell phone, I dashed out the front door of my home, with no idea how long I would be gone. A person in crisis was all I heard, and all I needed to hear. I was off and running. Hours later, and not anywhere in the close proximity of healthy food choices for myself, I was starving. The crisis was still not over; I did not feel free to leave the situation, and yet my stomach was screaming for attention. What to do? Well, eat! What was available? Food was available. The kind one quickly gets from a vending machine. Not Good! And too hungry to say "No," I took the only option available to me - save not eating at all. I grabbed some coins and in a moment, I ripped into the bag of ___________, and still far from satisfied, more of my coins eaten up by the vending machine, another bag ripped open, and more unhealthy eating.
There are times that vending machine has taken every coin I have available, along with bill changers for more coins, to fill my empty stomach. I walk away temporarily sated, and filled with more guilt than nutrition. And I ask myself, time and time again, why wasn't I prepared for my day.
Well, who knows when one is to have a crisis in any given day? I don't know when they will happen, but in my line of work, they do happen. And I need to be prepared. Prepared ... in season and out ... for those days when I do have to rush out the door.
Over the years of my life, when weight loss has been a goal for me, I have failed by not being prepared. This type of scenario has happened more times than I care to recount. Unprepared in a situation over which I have little or no control.
What about you? How do you prepare for yourself nutritionally when the unexpected catches you unaware? Do you just go with the flow and try to recapture on another day by manipulating your numbers to create a balance between given days? I blew it yesterday, so I will make up for it today kinda-thing? If I could count the times I went on that premise to pay back, and if the pay back were in dollar bills, I would be a wealthy woman.
I have been in this situation many times, and I know it translates to a cooler in a ready place with frozen ice-packs in my freezer and available healthy choices at my fingertips inside the fridge to toss into that cooler. No more than moments to pull that together. I must be prepared if I want to meet my own healthy goals.
TODAY, I commit to BEING PREPARED ...
How about you?