For supper last night I had a big salad. For a snack I had an apple. I took a 2 mile walk with my dog and sister. The only thing I am disappointed about is my water intake; I really need to force myself to drink enough water and didn't do as well as I should have yesterday.
The best achievement thus far? Yesterday when I went shopping I really, really, really wanted some candy corn. It is a weakness of mine and considering it is only available about two months out of the year I tend to overindulge. It isn't the plain ole candy corn (which I do find in stores year round) but rather the autumn mix candy corn. Those chocolate candy corn pieces and little pumpkins are scrumptious. I promised myself to cut the sugar way down, and I was determined to stick to the challenge.
I walked by the candy corn display and only paused for a moment before continuing on my merry way. I was proud of myself...until I saw a lady ahead of me in line with not one, not two, but three bags of autumn mix candy corn in her cart.
She was beaming with a happiness that only those with three bags of candy corn in their cart can beam. I thought to myself 'I could be happy too if I went back and put three bags of candy corn in my cart'. She was glowing. 'I could glow too if I had candy corn!' I thought. She looked as though she didn't have a care in the world. 'All my problems could go away if I just go back and grab some of that darn candy corn!' my brain shouted at me.
Then I snapped out of it. She didn't just have candy corn in her cart - she also had cases of soda, bags of Doritos, and a bunch of other junk food. That was me just a few days ago! That junk doesn't make me happy, it makes me feel like junk.