In that space lies our freedom and power
to choose our responses.
In those choices lie our growth and happiness.
~ Steven Covey
I have a confession: I love junk food. Chips... ice cream... fries. The photo above makes me salivate just to look at it!
I know, I know. It's poison for my body. I truly believe that. Yet I continue to crave it. I don't think the cravings will ever really go away. Even at my healthiest, when I was at goal weight and maintaining, I still had to fight the desire to drive through Taco Bell (the thought of which makes my thin husband gag!)
If there were no consequences, what I'd really want is a good book, a comfy chair, a bag of Cheetos on one side and a bowl of M&Ms on the other, and I'd be a happy camper for the rest of my life. But there are consequences: weight gain, high blood pressure, achy joints from sitting too much, etc., etc.
It all comes down to choice. It's about what I want most in life versus what I want most at the moment. And it's so hard to remember that when the junk food calls my name. So I have to stay conscious enough to stop the forward momentum, allowing myself time to think about my choice.
I dropped half a pound this week by staying within my Points, but I ate a lot of junk in those Points. No Taco Bell or M&Ms certainly - but very few green leafies and fruit, either. So that's my goal this week: to get in more fruits, vegetables, good-for-me dairy choices and less low-calorie ice cream and 100 calorie snack packs.
After all, junk food -- in whatever form -- is still junk food.
Until next time...