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Friday, September 10, 2010

A Step In The Right Direction

I'm feeling a bit better today, as opposed to my piggy self of late.

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.

I walked out of the store candy corn-less and actually looking forward to the organic apples that I bought...for just 79 cents a lb.!


  1. Good going!! Keep up the good work:)

  2. Good for you not buying junk food. If it was me I would have just bought one bag. That way I wouldn't have felt too guilty and I would have a little treat.


  3. Way to resist that 'evil' candy temptation!

  4. Thanks for all the encouragement, ladies!

    Beth, I so would have liked to have bought even just one bag of candy corn. But when it comes to candy corn and me the whole bag is gone within the day. Considering that the season of candy corn is short I do plan to buy it a few times this season, but will be sure to share the majority of it with the kids! :)

  5. Great day!!

    I feel the same way about Cadbury eggs at Easter. Walking past a display pains me. I love those and think it's the longest 2 months of the year. I'll also admit that I have a stockpile of them in my freezer. :o

  6. Oh my goodness, Cadbury eggs are another sweet favorite! The only reason I don't go hog wild over them is because they are a bit on the expensive side, so I can't afford a whole bunch at once! lol I so wouldn't be able to keep them in the freezer either, they would be gone within a day or two!



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