When I started my weight loss journey I thought I would use holidays as a day to eat whatever I want to eat — good or bad. And I will eat something unhealthy today, but no more than I normally would on a Saturday. I will not allow what I want at the moment to take the place of want I want most of all — and that is, to reach my goal.
I’m spending the day at a casino in Connecticut, and at this casino there is a Krispy Kreme. Thankfully, the only one near me (on a usual basis) is at Penn Station (or so I hear.) And it’s just not worth the trouble to get donuts. Today, however, I will walk right by one as I enter and exit the casino. Awesome, right?! Will I turn away from them? Heck no! I’ve been craving them for weeks. So I’ll just buy ONE (which is 5 points on WW) and leave the dozen for someone else to buy.
When I am standing in line for my beloved donut I will force myself to imagine how happy I’ll feel on the scale when I see what I lost Thursday. And I will just remind myself, again, that nothing tastes as good (not even a Krispy Kreme donut) as losing weight feels.
The thing I love about losing weight through healthy eating and exercise is that I can still enjoy the unhealthy foods I love (occasionally) because a donut, along with several servings of fruits and veggies, a couple servings of lean protein and lots of water won’t keep me from attaining my goal.
I will control what I eat in the same way I control how much I spend at the slots, and I’ll leave feeling lighter and happier than I would if I let instant gratification take over.
Wish me luck with both today and have a happy Independence Day!