It’s been a busy week!  Driving every day helping my mom finish making her way to the West Coast.  My niece Peyton is with us and it’s been fun. Long days – but fun.  It is safe to say we are all tired – tomorrow we arrive back in Portland and I’m looking forward to recouping this weekend before heading back to work on Tuesday.

This has been a week of resisting temptation and I am so proud of myself!  Not in an arrogant way mind you – but just proud of my resolve and fortitude.  Here’s a few of the things I’ve resisted:

Those were some hard things to resist!

The worst?  Believe it or not, the calamari.  I’m not even the biggest calamari fan – but I was beyond hungry.  Fresh bread had arrived at the table – I could smell the yeast – LOVE that smell.  Then, the calamari.  It smelled heavenly – all crispy.  The sounds made by my mom and niece about how good it was.  It was too much.

So, what did I do?

I walked away from the table.

Yes.  I truly did.

I said I needed to step out for a bit, that the temptation was just too much for me – and I only came back when they were done.  That one even surprised me.

The French toast looked amazing, but I was pretty excited because they had GF Buckwheat Buttermilk Pancakes and I ate those with some Truvia for a little sweetness.  That was a heavenly treat to me – so it was perfect.

The crepes looked amazing at the Alcove Cafe & Bakery – but I was able to have steak benedict without the bread part and it was awesome – so I didn’t feel deprived there either.  I have been so good about not snacking.  Not finishing my plate.  Keeping my portion sizes smaller.  It feels great!

Exercise on the road:

I haven’t gotten as much as I’d hoped too – but I have done some swimming each day – and there’s been some walking too and other activities we’ve done.  This has helped me burn calories too – so overall – this trip has been very successful with this journey I’m on.

It is such a successful feeling to know that the changes are truly becoming a part of me and that I can be strong enough to just walk away from something tempting.

I looked up the word resist tonight to see it’s actually definition:

v. re·sist·edre·sist·ingre·sists

1. To strive to fend off or offset the actions, effects, or force of.

2. To remain firm against the actions, effects, or force of; withstand:

3. To keep from giving in to or enjoying.

Resist your temptations.  You can do it!