Saturday, January 15, 2011

Hopeful Moments

I've blogged before about how weight-loss is all about the little moments. I honestly, truly believe that. But little moments turn into big moments, too. I've gone on and on about how I LOVE sweets. Cake, cookies, name it. But since the start of Weight Watchers 2 weeks ago, I've put a lot of little moments together and that makes me feel really good.

Two weeks in a row, I passed up birthday cake.

I'll let that sink in a minute.

Yes, that's right. TWO. WEEKS. IN. A. ROW. There was a time in the not-so-distant past when the whole birthday party would have revolved around when I got to eat the cake, what the cake would be like, and would I get to have a second piece. Last week I didn't even want the cake. Today, though, I thought I did. But I waited. I waited long enough to tell myself, "Your experience at this birthday party will not be any better if you have that cake." and "The cake doesn't make the party."

And you know what? I was right. I had a fabulous time celebrating my husband's aunt's 80th birthday and I don't think it would have been any better if I had cake.

In fact, it was BETTER. Because I didn't let the food guide me. I let the EXPERIENCE guide me. And that feels pretty damn good.


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