Sunday, January 13, 2013

The true meaning

Ended up being in a party like atmosphere last night.  I was worried because I knew there was going to be wine and food.  I took a bottle of water.  It was hard because peer pressure really pushes you to drink and eat.  I however didn't have the calories and didn't think that indulging was something I wanted to do.  I was there for the socialization not the food and that's what I told myself throughout the evening while I drank my water.  I DID have a chocolate covered strawberry.  But that was the extent of my eating and drinking.   Do I feel as if I missed anything?   Absolutely not.  Alcohol has never had a hold over me so that was not in any way missed.   Food....you know what?  I didn't miss it.  :-)

We focus much on food that we miss the whole point of many situations that we are in.  I could have focused so much on the food.  And some of the people did.  We stood around the buffet table for heavens sake!   However, the focus of the time last night was NOT food in my book.  It was support and friendship.  We lose sight of the TRUE meaning of things.   Food is fuel to help our bodies work efficiently.....nothing more.  (maybe if I say that enough times I'll start to believe.)

I am going up to spend the day with my family today.  Typically Sunday is the 'kids day' to chose where they are going to lunch.  My brother (I do have the best brother) helped the situation and steered toady's decision toward Moe's....which the kids love...and it's a favorite of mine too.  SOOOOO this morning I have already put my burrito and chips into my calorie counter and I'm set to go.   I've got to get some exercise today though.   I missed yesterday.....another small implosion in my world sucked up the time and disallowed me from exercise.  (Dang curve balls)   I won't miss today though!

5 comments:

Gwen said...

You did great!!!

Yes, we do need to re-train ourselves to take the focus off food, and put the focus back on the friendships and camaraderie. It serves us so much better!!!

Congrats on that heady feeling of being in control/success!

Scribbles said...

I love the way that you plan ahead for what is coming up. There's peace in the knowing that you've got it covered.

Anonymous said...

Way to go! Planning is Key to Success, I love that you were able to put food last. And the strawberry is fruit!lol
Shazaam your way thin...
Sherry

spunkysuzi said...

I love that you're planning! That's one of the biggest things that I find helps me.

Fran said...

It's true that everything social is linked to food. Here in Holland when you meet each other for coffee it's common to have a cookie or cake to go with it. Funny that food is so important while all you want to do is catch up with someone or have a good time.