Wednesday, February 20, 2013

On Tuesday woke up and I just did NOT want to go to work.  I laid in bed. I lounged around.  I just did NOT want to go.  My muscles were sore.  Nothing major....achy soreness from using them.  Actually, not even so much soreness...just an achy overall tired feeling.  Worse than anything, I just felt exhausted and worn out.

I made it to work, promising my husband that if I didn't feel up to zumba tonight that I would forgo the fun.  I looked at him and just laughed.  He should know by now that I know how to stop and take care of myself.  I'm not a sadist.  (OK, maybe my three hours of exercise from Monday states otherwise).

By 11:30 I was STARVING.  I sat and thought about it a while....and at 11:30 I realized that it was a true hungriness.  I pulled out and emergency pack of pretzels that I keep at my desk.  I looked at the calorie count.   Holy moley!  230 calories!  I typically only eat 1300 calories a day.  That 230 would be a huge percentage of my daily calorie allotment.  I looked at MPF to see where I stood.  I had room for 1/2 of the bag.  I WANTED those pretzels.  I debated.  I wanted the whole bag!  I wanted to eat every pretzel and then lick the bag clean.  I warred with myself.  I KNEW I was hungry.  I knew I wanted to eat.  But I know where I want to be in life and in this weight loss journey.


As badly as I wanted...I didn't do it.  I got out a napkin and laid it out on my desk.  I dumped the contents of the bag out and I started counting out the pretzels.  One in the bag, one in the pile..bag pile...bag pile...bag pile....back and forth. (Actually I think I counted by twos...I'm smart that way ya know).  I quickly folded the 1/2 bag of pretzels and put them aside.  I ate my half bag and that did the trick.  That snack held me off until it was time for my lunch (I typically eat a later lunch, especially on zumba nights).   I'm extremely proud of me for counting out the pretzels AND only eating 1/2 of the bag!
















9 comments:

Katelyn said...

WOO! You go girl! AWESOME choices all around, you're doing great! :D

timothy said...

so great that you're changing the way you react to situations, way to go!

Betty Taylor said...

I'm glad you were able to eat only half the pretzels, it's so easy to go ahead and finish them off.

That's the great thing about having friends to exercise with! Just creating a community keeps us on track.

Betty

Darcy Winters said...

Great job on keeping up the exercise! I'm jealous!

Gwen said...

This is why at the very top of my blog is a quote that says 'to eat is a necessity. To eat intelligently is an art.' YOU ate intelligently yesterday. Good for you!

Scribbles said...

Great encouraging post MaryFran. Like the outfit too. Good on ya with your self-discipline.

spunkysuzi said...

Great way to deal with hunger smartly. I do believe it gets easier the more we do it!

Fran said...

Good for you only eating half the bag.

And good for you wearing that outfit.

You have to take some rest every now and then otherwise you will get an exercise burnout. Take care of yourself okay?

Cathy said...

I'm catching up on my reading. :-)

I LOVE zumba. I think if I didn't love running so much, I would only do zumba. =) As it is, I only go once a week because that is all that fits in my schedule.