Yesterday, I had the pleasure of attending a bridal shower for a dear former coworker. There were the typical shower foods along with cake, punch and strawberry/lemon water. As I went through the line, I was catching up on the news from other former coworkers, so that I was filling my plate in a rather absent minded way. (Is this what normal people do rather than obsess over ever morsel put on the plate?) I got my drink and sat down to continue our chat.
Somewhere along the lines I noticed my friend drinking punch and realized I automatically opted for the water. That is when I thought about the punch and the water and knew I didn't want that sickeningly sweet stuff. I wanted the cool, crisp water with the light fruity taste. Then I looked at my food. I had mostly fruit, cheese and these little slices of pork. (I don't know what they'd be called.) Lest I leave the wrong impression there was also cream cheese dip with graham crackers and half an oatmeal cookie. In the past my plate would have been just the opposite, mostly sweets with a little fruit & cheese to look respectable.
I was able to give myself honest praise for this. Even the oatmeal cookie was a better choice than some of the other sweets offered. I really feel like I turned a corner at some point and hadn't realized it yet. The little changes that I have worked so hard to maintain are actually becoming habits. I know I still have a long road ahead, but for now I am celebrating how far I've come. It is important for me to do that, so that I don't become discouraged. Today I am very encouraged.
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