Saturday, October 25, 2008

M&M Temptation

The other day I bought a pack of m&ms to help me potty-train my daughter. I haven't got around to it yet, so the m&m's sit in my cupboard, haunting me. Today I almost succumbed. While my daughter was napping, I laid on my bed to read a book. I love to munch while I read. So here I was, craving chocolate, reading my book, and I started to think, "Screw it. I want them. I don't care."

So.... what did I do? Did I eat them?
I wanted to soooo bad.
But I did not succumb to temptation. Funny enough, a couple of thoughts helped me get through the weak moment. The first was the quote I have at the side of this blog: "Nothing tastes as good as thin feels." I thought about that for a bit. Then I thought about something I read recently, which talked about how you have to get past the "now" by thinking about the future instead. So without making a firm decision, I just kept reading my book. The next time I thought about it, the craving wasn't nearly as strong.

I don't think I have ever resisted like that before. Hopefully I can do it again.

3 comments:

Deidre said...

I really wish that I had read this blog entry yesterday BEFORE I ate the M&Ms, I did not have the same willpower that you did with these little candies.
But, I am on my way to weigh-in this morning in hopes that the scale will not show it.
Nice blog, I really love the recipes and tips!
Deidre

Sandy said...

I read this just at the right moment. I am craving the chocolate covered peanuts that are in my pantry. I am resisting by going to put on my workout clothes and do a Yoga DVD. Maybe the urge will go away when I work out.

Debi (Dubs2007) said...

Way to go!! I just found your blog, and I have just committed to doing the same thing - I want to lose weight!! I find the longer I go without it - the easier it is to say no - Bravo!