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Battling Temptation

on March 3, 2014

Doesn’t it figure? I’m primed, ready, and prepped to flush the effects of the evil carbs from my system, and the kitchen at work is absolutely loaded with sandwiches, pastries and cookies. I mean loaded. There are three bakery trays of sweets on the counter and the fridge is packed to overload with other stuff. I could barely find room for my lunch tote.

I really did prepare too. I have a small smoothie blender at work and a matching one at home, I put all of the ingredients for a delicious, healthy lunch-time smoothie into the blender cup and brought it with me. I also packed two small apples, for good soluble fiber and, just in case I need a little extra protein, a hard boiled egg. I am ready to battle the water-retention bulge that I suffered this weekend.

The leftover food in the kitchen makes that room the equivalent of an unsupervised, open bar for an alcoholic. I jumped on here to declare my determination not to give into the temptation to veer from my plan. I will not sneak in a cop a cookie. I will not decide that the smoothie didn’t satisfy my hunger and grab a bite of sandwich. I will go into the kitchen for three reasons and three reasons only:

To get ice from the freezer for my water glass.
To retrieve my lunch tote when it’s time for my snacks or lunch.
To use the copy machine.

I can be successful today. I will be successful today.

I’ll let you know tonight how I did. In the meantime, some positive energy from my blog buddies will help. Thank you!

6 responses to “Battling Temptation

  1. Mary Stella says:

    I won’t pretend that it was easy, but I made it through the day without caving to cravings or copping the carbs. Thank you all for the support. Now to repeat my control and abstinence tomorrow!

  2. Skye says:

    Mary, you can totally do this! You can stick to your plan and you will feel magnificent for it! I believe in you.

  3. Cathy M says:

    I just finished cutting my grass and helping a neighbor get a branch out from the axle and brake lines of his car. I celebrated with a smoothie for dessert after my lunch of cheese tortellinis and Italian style kale. I must have been getting your vibes from the Keys as I avoided the siren call of the empty calorie carb treats.

    I’ve been making my smoothies with orange juice, fat free yogurt, whey protein powder and frozen bananas and strawberries. It feels like having dessert. Do you use any protein powder in your smoothies or would that throw off your food plan?

    Congratulations on resisting temptation.

    • Mary Stella says:

      Cathy, good for you for sticking to your plan. Yes, I regularly use protein powder in my smoothies. My plan calls for me to ingest 60 to 80 grams of protein a day. The powders help, although I only use certain ones so that I stay in suggested ranges for calories, carbs, and sugars.

      One more hour to go in the work day and then I can further distance myself from the tempting foods in the kitchen!

      We prevail!

  4. Mary Stella says:

    Resisting. Resisting. Resisting!

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