Thursday, July 21, 2011

Temptation is Everywhere

     I had to share this! Yesterday, I was tested. ---AND I triumphed!!

    Yesterday, I had to take my car to the dealership for scheduled maintenance. I knew that it was going to be tough because the appointment was in prime snacking time- late afternoon. So, knowing that I would want to snack, I made low carb cheese crisps and brought a bottle of water.

    When I got to the dealership, there was only one seat left in the waiting room. The only seat was positioned in front of a vending machine with tons of chocolates-- my weakness. Next to that, right in front of me, was the box of free donuts. Now, it wasn't so hard to not get something out of the vending machine because I didn't bring any money. But the donuts... oh the doughnuts. I looked at them and literally felt my mouth salivating. I had to tell myself in my head that this is why I struggle. Each doughnut is another pound. It's setting me back. My husband was with me , so I told him that I was struggling. He reinforced what I had been thinking.

     It was weird because I knew that I wasn't going to actually eat one. But it was the thought that it was there that was tough. I haven't had to "say no" to food because I have rid my house of food I can't eat. This was good practice for me, but boy it was hard. It's important to put yourself in the line of fire because we can't always be in a safe diet bubble. Losing weight is more than just a diet, it's a lifestyle. You have to know that you will be tempted and that you can walk away.


  1. Well done, these temptations can be tough.

  2. Hi,
    Found your blog thru Jimmy Moore. Living in society is a problem for low-carbers! Carbs are everywhere, all the time, and 99.999999% of the people are eating them! It is a constant problem.

    I salute you for not partaking of the donuts. It's very hard to resist when it's there and you have a problem with such things. One thing I think helps is to focus on another person who is also not eating the donuts.

    Your blog is very pretty.