Nine days in and I'm going to be honest, today was a little tough. Most of the day was fine - I packed my lunch, stuck to my plan and was moving along issue free. When I got home from the gym, I was solo for dinner (James is traveling for work) and sautéed some fresh kale in a bit of truffle oil and topped it with an over easy egg and half an avocado. As I was loading the dishwasher, the sugar monster hit. The first time in nine days I've really had to deal with a sugar craving.
It would have been so easy to indulge in a piece of chocolate and no one would be the wiser. I'm going to be honest, it was incredibly tempting. It also prompted a bit of an internal conversation in my head; yes, that's a relatively common occurrence for me. When I told myself that my end goals of succeeding on this program were more important to me than the immediate gratification of eating a pieces of chocolate, I realized that I've made something resembling progress. Two weeks ago, the chocolate would have won. Tonight, I made a cup of tea, turned off the kitchen light and went to go cheer on the Red Sox. Amber - 1, Chocolate - 0.