Well, this bump in the road–let’s just call it my lack of commitment–caused me to not only fall off the wagon, but broke the wagon into pieces. Maybe a wagon wasn’t the best choice in the first place. The walk would’ve done me good. I would’ve burned some calories and maybe lifted my spirit along the way too. I think sometimes I spend way too much time soothing myself with things, that if I would just take time to reason through, I wouldn’t eat in the first place. Like, for instance that lovely gas station muffin where I read on the label lately that one serving was 1/3 muffin. Yes, that’s right, 1/3 muffin. Seriously? Who in the world eats 1/3 muffin? I’d eat the whole doggone thing. Oh, by the way, that 1/3 muffin serving is 230 calories. That means the whole muffin is a whopping 690 calories. You’ve got to be kidding me. See how reason gets in the way of indulging yourself? Needless to say I won’t be eating one of those again.
My other eye-opener was a Quiznos sandwich. I love Quiznos and probably could eat one everyday for lunch if incentive was provided. Until–yes, reason set in. I decided to look up the nutritional quality of the sandwich. At first I was pleasantly surprised, but then–dun dun dun–the sandwich was a whopping 1200 calories. Again I say, “Seriously?” Needless to say, I won’t be eating Quiznos any more. Oh, I want to. I just can’t.
This week I plan to rely on my reason instead of my self-indulgence. I’m getting off the cart, picking myself up, dusting myself off, putting on my cross-trainers, and reasoning myself right into walking instead of riding my way to a better me. I can do this. I just have to be reasonable. 🙂