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·ed, re·sist·ing, re·sists
1. To strive to fend off or offset the actions, effects, or force of.