January 12th, 2017 All Right There
I'm very grateful to be where I am along this road. Today would have been much more challenging without the plan and perspective I embrace each day.
My abstinence is my responsibility. And I don't need anyone else to take care of it--that's my job. Still, relentless food pushers are annoying, especially when I've politely explained my plan and why it's important a bunch of times over the last few years. I told the same person "no" three times today over the same cookies they were convinced I needed to "try just a little--they're really low in sugar."
The theatre where our studios are located, hosted a specialty donut company today at noon. Hundreds lined up for these things. It was a fundraiser--and a good one. They sold out in less than two hours. We promoted it heavy this morning because it was an important fundraiser. I interviewed the owner of the donut company on my show--and all of that doesn't bother me at all. Again, grateful.
I made it to the taping of the school system TV show I host with the superintendent--it was fine, I didn't worry about my smile--I just did the job. When I returned to the studio, the line for donuts was long--and the "Emergency Donut Vehicle" was parked in my usual parking space. No big deal-- then I made my way inside and found a very nice gift from another guest I featured this morning: A cup full of miniature candy bars. I immediately took it upstairs to the offices and found a colleague who was eager to claim this cup of chocolate.
It was an unusual day. Cookies, donuts and candy bars--all right there. And I made it out with my abstinence intact. I'm proud of this.
I texted a few support friends about these happenings--just to say, here's what's going on--I'm doing well!
I give my abstinence from refined sugar a very high importance level. I know how refined sugar affects me. And so, in order to remain stable within my food plan--I don't go there. I don't entertain going there. There's no guessing what happens if I were to somehow justify that jump. No guessing, because I know exactly what happens. It's not worth the trade. And so, I'll continue giving my abstinence from refined sugar the same level of reverence as someone in successful recovery from alcohol gives their sobriety.
I'm food sober. And grateful.
I worked late today--finally got home, was exhausted--and once again, opted for a nap. This pattern is not the best thing for me, but I keep doing it--and I keep getting what I'm getting. I'm aware.
I opted for a meal out this evening--one of my usuals, before stopping by mom's for a visit and the store to grab a few things.
Work starts a little earlier in the morning. We're getting set for an ice storm. It's not looking good. Tomorrow may be a very long work day. I've made sure I have planned what I need--and I have what I need where I need it. I'll be okay. I hope you're staying safe and warm!!
Today: I maintained the integrity of my maintenance calorie budget, I remained abstinent from refined sugar, I met my daily water goal and I stayed connected with good support contacts.
Thank you for reading and your continued support,