Thursday, January 7, 2010

Bump

I hit a bump in the road yesterday. I reaalllllly wanted to munch on some comfort food. Luckily my neighbor-friend talked me down from the ledge with a lowcal ice cream treat that hit the spot. (BTW, it is a great thing when you have a neighbor you can call in the middle of the day and have them babysit you until the craving is gone.)

Even though the treat hit the spot, I was still had the munchies all day. I started heading down the all too familiar path of negative self-talk. "You'll never be able to do this. Even if you don't eat today you will sooner or later. Might as well give up now." But I was able to turn it around. I didn't have a perfect eating day. I was a scavenger, eating leftover pasta and crackers from my kids' plates.

But the victory is that I didn't let a little blip turn into a huge thing.

And my mantra is "progress" not "perfection."