Yesterday was a very non-productive day at work. Nothing pressing and my boss was in a meeting most of the morning. When lunchtime rolled around I knew I had my "Smart Ones" lunch in the freezer but it didn't sound very appealing. It wasn't raining, so I really did have a choice whether to have it or go out and get a bite and get a walk in. I haven't been walking like I'd really want but I could still do that with whatever choice I made about what I was eating for lunch. I had to run an errand to our attorney's office which was right across the street from Paradise Cafe, so my choice was made.
I was in line waiting when I heard someone call my name. It was one of my co-workers and we chatted in line for awhile and being polite I asked her to join me. My plan was blown ... there obviously wasn't going to be a walk. I mean I couldn't eat and run, leaving her sit alone ... could I? If I did, I risk the chance of her thinking badly of me. I'd be rude ... I'd be mean ... I'd be using stinkin' thinkin' I AM learning. We sat, ate and talked about her daughter's upcoming wedding and after I finished eating, I took another five minutes or so and then said ... well, I wanted to get some of my walk in and that was that, off I went.
Yesterday I spent some time to go over my early blog posts. I was curious about how my progression went when I did so well a couple of years ago. I knew that I had lost close to thirty pounds by my birthday in November back then and kinda of wanted to track it to see how close I'd be this time around. I was surprised to see that I went from August to November without a gain. I was doing exactly what I'm doing now. I was tracking my food and blogging. I was in the groove proving to myself I had it in me to get through the rough times and come out on top. It shouldn't be any more difficult now than what it was then, in fact I think it should be simpler. I'm feeling good about my progress and my emotions are evening out as well. I'm going to give myself a very personal present on my birthday.