Another day is drawing to a close and once again I am having doubts (darn my overactive brain) about my healthy living decision…it would be so much easier if I wasn’t so impatient.
I stopped drinking soda and kinda expected that I would magically feel stronger…of course it doesn’t actually work that way. Just as removing sweets and most fast food from my diet didn’t automatically make me a pert size 6 either (geez I wish it were that simple, I’d be a billionaire!)
Well anyway, if you are a regular reader then you know that I am working hard to get myself back to a state of good health, not just for me but for my family and friends who’s lives and happiness mean so much more to me than my own selfish gratification.
However having said that, today was one of temptation…it was Girl Scout Cookie day. A co-worker friend of mine whom I adore has a lovely young daughter who sells these miracles in a box, these tasty treats that take me back to my own 11 years in uniform, going to camp and singing “make new friends” etc. This girl also writes personal thank-you notes to everyone who buys her cookies-how could I resist? Health and waistline be damned!
So my botanist co-worker and I (who have a get healthy pact) [he just had a mild heart attack at age 50] relaxed our rules for today only. We decided that total denial would be even more harmful than an occasional indulgence. Thus the first challenge of our year of healthy living has passed. Everything in moderation.
Just to be safe though, I did give away the rest of the cookies to other people. I have willpower but I’m not crazy!
Tomorrow’s another day!