Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Day One

I am a big fan of American's Funniest Videos because physical humor absolutely cracks me up. Show me a video of someone falling flat on their face while on water skis or sitting down on a chair which breaks and I bust out laughing every time.

In that same genre, have you ever seen a video of a high school pep rally where the cheerleaders hold a big paper banner and the football players come charging through it to much fanfare? And then, the America's Funniest Video version where they come running through but the paper doesn't rip, so the lead guy falls and then all of the other players, running behind him, fall on top of him so they are all in a big heap?

That is what it was like for me with getting back to healthy eating today. It started out great. I got up, had a healthy breakfast, went to the gym with Mother Suburbia (who is in kick ass shape, by the way!), had a healthy salad for lunch and then - BAM! - just like the football players running into the banner - I stumbled. It was mid afternoon. I was hungry. The boys were arguing. Cut up apple slices were not what I was after. I remembered the chocolate chip cookies in the freezer. Let's just say I had more than one.

I used to work for the American Cancer Society. One of the things I learned was that the best predictor of whether or not you are going to quit smoking was how many times you had tried to quit in the past. The more times you had tried to quit in the past, the more likely you were to be successful THIS time. Hopefully it is the same with getting back on track with eating.

Try. Mess up. Get up. Try Again.

I'm trying again....

1 comment:

Mother Suburbia said...

You're not alone! S@L and I stumbled at the dessert table at dinner last night. So we're all three feeling guilty today and reciting the mantra in our heads...
I will prevail, yes I will. I was determined to make it up at the gym today but I told myself I can't find my way there without one of you. :) Such is life.