Friday, September 23, 2011

Will it always be a struggle?

My parents went grocery shopping today and bought my sister and I each a pre-made lunch thing of potstickers. I love potstickers, but they are so high calorie and I can eat a bunch. It was a nice gesture because my sister and I have been working, so quick meals are always nice, but I also didn't want the calories.

So today for lunch, I opened the fridge and literally stood there staring at the potstickers, picking it up to see if it had nutrition info (it didn't), and scanning the fridge to see what else we had. Yes, we had my usual chicken and romaine lettuce, that I usually eat with different flavored mustards. But then we also had those potstickers...

It took forever for me to put those damn potstickers back in the fridge. But I did. And I got my stupid chicken and lettuce out. And it was a fine lunch that I do enjoy. Whatevs.

When does it get easier tho? When there are temptations around, it can be so hard to choose the healthier option. I just really wonder if I'll always have to have the food debate in my head, like the little good vs. evil angels on your shoulder.


Dawn said...

I suppose my take on the answer is ...if it were ever easy there wouldn't be so many overweight people ( myself included)
I'm hoping, planning, praying that at goal I will be able to eat sensibly and allow a small space for occasional extras and achieve that elusive balance
I'm trying my hardest to get there sooner than later and not have this diet last forever to make the timescales feel more manageable

Anonymous said...

I'm having a hard time commeting under Google account without setting up a blog, so sorry for the anon.

I say have the potstickers. Decide how many you can have based upon how many calories or points you want to spend. If it's three potstickers, it's three. Savor every bite. Round it out with a salad or a bowl of fruit.

The first few bites are the best anyway. Don't deprive yourself. Enjoy life!

Bonnie said...

Way to go girl!!!!!

I don't think it ever gets easier (in my life anyways) you just get used to it. When I go by the chips aisle in the store my mouth will literally water....but I just keep walking, just like you put down those potstickers.

Hyla said...

I would give them to the sister and kindly ask my mother not to purchase them for me any longer. tell her you appreciate the thought but next time you would rather not have the temptation around.

Yes, it does get easier!

No Thanks to Cake said...

You're singing my song with this post. I run into this so often, and it's always hard. I don't have a good answer for you, but applaud the fact you went with salad!

Baby Weight and Beyond said...

I don't have an answer for you but you should be really proud of yourself for being able to put the potstickers away!

Amy said...

Great Job! I don't know that I would have made the right choice. I often think that if I didn't have control over the menu, that I would be happier with a healthy menu and not be as tempted. Sure, sometimes you just crave a certain food, but if I just showed up to a salad at lunch time I think it would be easier and I would accept it more readily. (I haven't had a salad in a couple weeks... I just can't bring myself to eat one right now... sigh...)

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