Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Okay, Today Was a Bit of a Challenge - Day 9

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.

1 comment:

  1. Way to go, Amber! When I did the 21-day sugar detox, I hit the same hurdles. Mind over matter! When the tea failed, half a green apple or half a banana usually did the trick.