So, as I journey along, I am always looking at new angles to see things, new ways to try. Whether that be new foods, new exercises, or new routines, I'm always on the look out for a new twist in my thinking pattern.
My latest twist is this: What did I avoid? I tend to beat myself up for days if I indulge in a fancy coffee at my favorite coffee shop, or cave in to a pastry at the bakery. I literally have to avoid the bakery isle in the grocery store. I tend to talk to myself, argue rather, while cruising through the chip isle. It's a war zone out there...So my latest thing is noting down the things that I didn't give in to. So, the last two days here is what I DIDN'T indulge in:
Cinnamon roll (Kindly brought to my front door by my very sweet neighbor)
Homemade bread (Again, a thoughtful gift from a co-worker)
Cadbury Mini Eggs (Partner grabbed some, as they are only here for a short time during the Spring holiday)
Homemade (vegan) chocolate cupcake with sprinkles! - (We have a vegan chef amongst us at work.)
M&M's (twice! First time by one of our families at work, second time by a coworker who said yes to the family when offered...then offered to me.)
Lunch out - coworkers were going to my favorite tamale shop...
Homemade (vegan) chocolate cupcake with sprinkles - (left over from the day before)
It's amazing how many possibilities to cheat come along in a day! This doesn't count avoiding the chip, candy, or bakery isle at the grocery store. These are things that were presented to me throughout a regular work day. Uncanny!
I have an accountability partner..I LOVE her! So, daily, each morning before work I text her everything that I avoided the day before. Not only is it fantastic to review all the great things I did say no to, it's such a boost for the day! I want to beat my number from the day before...so it encourages me to keep on saying "No Thank You" to those tasty treats!
P.S. So far, nobody has questioned me as to why. I haven't had to go on this long tirade about how I'm trying to eat healthy or shed a pound or two. They have just accepted the "No Thank You" without questioning. For this I am happy!