I was supposed to fly home this morning, but that didn’t happen. I chose to stay a few days longer because time just moves too quickly when I’m here. I’ll miss my family when I leave, but I’m so thankful for the extra time with them now.
I haven’t posted much since I’ve been here because my mind has been focused on one thing, and it’s difficult to write about anything else. But I do need to shift my focus long enough to talk about cashews. Are they evil? No. Do I need them? No. Do I want them? Yes!
Earlier this week someone (who shall remain nameless) discovered cashews on Mom’s counter. And it’s not a regular can of cashews..it’s jumbo! I cannot imagine why anyone would need such a giant container of nuts, but we have them. And they’re not going anywhere…ha
I ate 3 or 4 one night with
Sean that nameless guy then ate a few more after he was sleeping. For the record, a small handful is easily worth 4 WW points. The following day I found myself grabbing a couple each time I walked by them on the counter, and it hit me…I love cashews, but they don’t love me back! And hey, these things add up! I need to stop now.
When I struggle with something I write myself notes to keep myself focused on what I really want. So I grabbed a post-it and a pen and wrote a note to myself reminding me that I will not be happy that I grazed on cashews when I step on the scale next Thursday. And it worked.
I did not touch the cashews yesterday, and today I allowed myself to eat 3 cashews and nothing more. Obviously, it’s okay to eat more than 3 little nuts, but it’s not worth it to me. I prefer to get more ‘bang for my buck’ in the WW points department.
I don’t need cashews, but that’s not really the issue. This weight-loss journey is just the beginning of a lifetime of healthy habits. And my goal is simply to weigh my options and to make healthy choices from day to day. Am I perfect? Of course not. But I’m in a much better place than I was, and it feels good.
My mind is free, and my body is getting stronger day by day. These changes have not occurred overnight, and they’re far from complete. But I won’t give up because I value myself and my life far too much to do that. And I take pride in being a person who doesn’t give up.
Now I think it’s time to workout. Take that cashews!!!!