“Why am I feeling *so* much anxiety right now? This is *so* much more stressful than Halloween was – and I hadn’t made this much progress then. It should be easier now, right?”
“Hello! We didn’t have to *buy* candy for Halloween, remember? So, we never had to *stand* in the candy aisle and stare at all the yummy, delicious, gooey, caramel-filled…”
“Hey! Wait! Aren’t you supposed to be talking me *out* of this anxiety?!”
“Nope. I’m just here so you don’t have to be alone when you’re anxious.”
So, I am pacing the aisle and feeling absolutely ridiculous. Then what happens? A woman walks by and leans into my shoulder with a simple whisper:
“None of this is on your diet, girl.”
I look up to find another of Denise’s clients standing there with a giant smile on her face. What a way to bring me out of that funk, right?! I thanked her (sincerely) and told her what crazy madness my head had cooking when she rescued me. The whole situation reminded me a *lot* of Andie’s waitress rescue story. Thank goodness for small pushes right when you need them, right?
Let me clear…I was *not* going to “cheat” with some cheap, funky Hershey chocolate. I was starting to rationalize buying some more expensive, upper tier dark chocolate, though. That, my friends, is a slippery slope. I am *so* very thankful for that little pick-me-up when I least expected it!
This is such a rare occurance for me that I felt compelled to share with you all. I rarely feel temptation knocking so hard. I rarely find it difficult to say, “No thanks,” when sweets make an appearance somehow. I am far too focused to waver every single time something creeps into my sight. I would have failed long ago if that were the case. However, every so often I do find weakness. Luckily enough I often have someone (or something) to break through it without regret or shame waiting at the end. For this I am also thankful.
After all, I am 4.8 pounds away from 100 pounds lost, folks. No chocolate could possibly taste *that* good, right? 😉
How are you coping with Easter? Are you going to allow yourself some wiggle room or stay firm in your resolve?