I have my final final exam tomorrow morning and I am looking for any excuse to get out of studying! My mind is only thinking one thing: summer! (Although I will be working full-time and taking summer classes this summer. Hmmm…) Anyway…
Do you ever have those times…. when ___ (brownies, second helping of cereal, second piece of bread, wine, etc.) is in front of you saying, “Eat me.” You think, “Oh no. I really don’t want you. Thanks anyway.” But the You#2 says, “But ______ is yummy. And you CAN have it, really. It won’t even count.” You say, “Just walk away. You’ll feel better for it.” But You don’t walk away. And you lose the battle to You#2 without a fight. Ever had one of those times?
Well I have these moments a lot. Tonight: I had a great day food-wise, a not so pretty number on the scale, good time at work and just got home from an impromptu trip to the gym (!). I had a big pre-gym snack and was just slightly hungry for dinner. I had tofu marinating in the fridge and fresh asparagus in hand. The 10-minute brown rice was 2-feet away. Perfect, right? mmmm…
I had leftover Domino’s pizza and soy chocolate milk.
I even spread some margarine on the crust!
The entire time I was telling myself to stop. “You’ve done so great today! Save the calories for something yo enjoy!” I just couldn’t. Or didn’t, but I felt like I couldn’t. So I ate and ate and derailed my entire day for tasteless crap.
What do you do in these situations? I try talking to myself, but then I ignore my voice. Please share.