Sunday, February 5, 2012
Still at my friends' house (see yesterday's post for more on this). This morning I jogged 5 miles in the sunshine on a beautiful trail, arrived back at the house, showered, and ate a delicious florida orange and carrot while they ate their belgian waffles and bacon. I basked in my exercise hormones and they basked in their sugar and coffee. All of us were quite satisfied. Then I made my salads for the day and ate one of those while we had a long conversation. I could have had the waffles--it's okay to indulge on occasion. I just didn't want them today. and it didn't seem to ruin our friendship. My partner got to indulge in the food and I thanked my guests for feeding my partner this delicious food. So I still got to thank them. Later on they had typical football game snacks and chili with the works. I was fine eating my salads, soup, and carrots. But the key was feeling I have a choice, for me anyway. It's okay to go off plan once in a while. It would have been okay to do that today. Feeling like I had that choice worked for me. Then I just didn't want the consequences. It's hard to give advice on this issue because everyone is different, even I am different on a different day. This worked for me today.