Hello All! Just wanted to say hello. I have just joined the group here this evening. I'm doing Atkins and enjoying it. So far it has been quite easy (this is day six)
I did have a kind of interesting thing happen at the grocery store this evening. I had to stop after work and had gone longer than I should have between meals so I was overly hungry by the time I got there. I walked in and the first thing I saw was a stack of cookies. I started to reach for a package before I realized...wait...I can't have those
. So I went on by but I couldn't get them out of my head. I wanted them. Then I kept seeing other things I wanted. High carb things. I begin to talk myself into throwing the diet to the wayside and loading up my cart with all sorts of high carb foods. I found myself getting down right angry that I couldn't have them.
. So this continued as I shopped and only selected the low carb friendly foods. I had everything I needed and yet I didn't leave the store. I was giving myself time to talk myself into a nice high carb binge. Finally, I told myself, okay, do it. Get whatever you want. Buy it. Eat it. So then I asked myself an important question...and not what you might think
. I asked myself...okay if you're going to have this binge...what do you want? I stood there in the middle of the store...I'm sure people thought I was nuts...and thought...and thought and I said to myself...well, I want those cookies. Then I though okay, that's a good start, what else do you want. And I though and I thought...and I simply couldn't think of anything else. Nothing. My mind was blank
. So I said to myself, self, a package of cookies is not worth ruinning your diet. I paid for my low carb foods and left.
It was amazing to me that when it came down to it I couldn't think of one single thing in that whole store I wanted.
I'm happy with my decision. I came home and ate my dinner...salad and a hamburger...no bun of course and jello ...and was perfectly happy.
There were two very large women in the store that had to shop using those motorized carts...I thought, I don't ever want to be one of those people. Besides I accidently saw my butt in a glass door today...scary...if that won't keep you on the straight and narrow nothing will!