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Sleepy in the Airport

on May 25, 2013

It’s 5:30 am and I’m waiting to board my plane. This is never my best time of day. I got up at 3:30 and, even after a cup of hot tea, I predict I’ll be asleep before the plane lifts off.

Oh how grateful I am that I inherited my dad’s ability to nap anytime, anywhere.

It is more challenging to be food plan vigilant when rushed, stressed, angry, frustrated, harried, or tired. Feel free to throw in any other state of being that I missed. I realized that again on the drive up yesterday when I stopped for hot tea to ward off sleepiness when I still had 90 minutes more to drive. That’s the only reason those couple of munchkins seemed like a good idea.

This morning, food choices were limited. No skim milk was available at the hotel at dark o’clock. Here at the airport there are a few places open, including an espresso bar with trays of ginormous pastries.

I wanted one, believe me. My mouth watered, stomach rumbled, and my eyes probably took on the dreamy gaze of a woman looking at her lover.

I feel pretty damn good that I bypassed the baked goods and chose a low fat yogurt instead. Booyah!

Each bite and every food choice really does matter. Each deviation from the plan delays the attainment of my ultimate goal. If I’m going to veer I want it to be because I made a deliberate, conscious decision to do so and not because I let tiredness or emotion rule.

Have a great day, everyone.

2 responses to “Sleepy in the Airport

  1. christineabush says:

    Have a good, safe trip.. awesome to make those moment by moment decisions in this whole life changing process. So proud of you! Sending a hug.

  2. Skye says:

    Good for you for avoiding the pastries! I’m sure the yogurt made you feel better anyway, but pastries are hard for many of us to resist, with or without food issues. So good strength while tired, etc., is awesome.

    Have a good flight! Glad you can nap, cuz I am not so good at the plane napping. 🙂

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