Saturday, June 4, 2011

DAY 154 -- Staying strong.

(I'm not sure what happened... I thought I posted this last night, June 3, but I logged on and found it still sitting here.)

I went to a graduation party for one of my nieces...a great-niece actually.  How did I get old enough to have great nieces and nephews graduating from high school?

They served pizza, breadsticks, salad, and watermelon (oh, and dessert, but that's not a temptation to me).  First, I circled the serving counter, checking on the choices.  Then I selected a small portion of pizza, ignored the breadsticks, dished up a bunch of salad, and had some watermelon.

Watermelon is a bit dangerous for me, since I could eat a ton of that sweet, juicy, fruit if I let myself.  Even though I eat fruit, I have to keep it to small portions in order to avoid triggering cravings.

The pizza gave me the most problem.  I love pizza.  I wanted so badly to keep eat, eat, eating pizza.  It called out to me repeatedly, and I nearly answered that call several times.  I was already full, but found myself by the counter, reaching for another slice, and even staring at the breadsticks thinking maybe I should eat some of those too, but I walked away.  Whew!  That was close!


  1. Hello Trudy!

    I hate Blogger! I write this comment the 3th. time!
    I couldn't write before but I read all your posts.
    Good for you that you walked away!
    I had a barbacue and ate mostly healthy, mostly...
    I don't touch the desserts and that was difficult to me. All people arround ate lots of cookies, chocolate plus one strawbery cram. At home I ate a yoghurt but it's not the same.
    It was frustrating and I was very unhappy.

    Congrats for your decision if is good for you. I'm on board and keep reading.
    The pictures are also clear for me but you can change always your blog.

    I like also that you add a picture in your posts.

    Have a nice Sunday.

  2. It's funny you mentioned the watermelon! We went out for a motorcycle ride yesterday and took a container of watermelon with us. It all got eaten but when I got home I had two more cups of it! I can almost make myself sick eating it. While I was on the ride yesterday, I decided I need to go back to counting points (Weight Watcher's). I've been on WW before and I know it works. I have trouble at night ... around 9 o'clock. I know if I save a yogurt or nice sweet fruit until then, I may be able to get with the program.

    P.S. I have been having trouble with Blogspot lately. I sure hope they get the bugs ironed out.

  3. can be frustrating at times to try to eat healthy when others around us are not. I know what you mean about eating something else in place of what you really want, but not being happy with it. I've had that happen even with healthy foods. Like the other day, I was really hungry for a nice crisp apple, but we didn't have any, so even though I had a different fruit, I was still wanted an apple!

    Susan... when I was about 12 years old, I remember going to a large social picnic where they had lots of watermelon. There was a little girl there, about 4 years old, that ate so much watermelon her belly button poked out! I was mesmerized! I had never seen anything like that! I didn't even know a belly button could do that! (Until I got older and learned that pregnant women can experience the belly button sticking out.) Whenever I eat too much watermelon, I think of that little girl and her belly button. Crazy.

    And I too hope that blogspot gets the bugs out!