Monday, July 19, 2010

Not This Soon

I almost sabotaged the work I've been doing on lowering my blood sugar today. My sugar was higher than I wanted it to be this morning so I'd been mulling that over. Then when I had a little upset I ran for the bag of potato chips that shouldn't even be in my house.

My plan, if you could call it that, was to give up on myself and happily munch away without giving my health a second thought. I was on the way to my couch.. bag of chips in hand.. when my phone rang. Damn. It was my friend. The one who I call my *sponsor*. The one who helps keep me on track. How did she know??? I put the chips away and we talked about smart choices.

This is all so new to me and I have a lifetime of bad choices for wrong reasons to break. I need to get these chips out of my house though. It's easier to make good choices when there aren't bad choices tempting me. The thing is that Mr. Skittles likes chips and I thought I could be strong. I can't be. Not this soon into things.

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I normally ride my exercise bike 25 minutes a day. I will add one minute for each comment I get on this post. (One comment per person, please. :P) I'll do this number every day until it resets with a new post.

10 comments:

Anna said...

I'm pretty sure Mr. Skittles loves you enough to do without chips if it means you will be healthier. He might just get healthier, too!

Ride that bike, baby!!

maggieontheinternet said...

:) I'll keep it short. Good work

Moogie said...

It is so hard to break up the bad habits. At least for me. I am a mood eater. When things are going well, I eat good. If not...well, you get the picture. I am proud of you for trying and recognizing what you need to do. It's hard. But I know you can do it.

masgblog said...

I'm in....one more minute....

Berni said...

Hubby likes chips too. I usually have one or two but my favourite snack is nuts as they are good for me and they have very little carbs. Pistachios are good, the salted ones. They are low in carb and high in fibre and have good fats. You can even eat a 100 of them and still have no impact on blood sugar. I doubt you could eat a 100 though as they are very filling.

Forgetfulone said...

Chips are tempting! Maybe your friend has ESP! Count me in for one more minute. I just want a happy, healthy you.

Carolina said...

Go Barb!

Have the same problem over here with hubs liking the crisps and cookies. I just buy stuff I don't like so much. He generally doesn't care, as long as you can chew and swallow it ;-)

Well done for putting the bag away and for friend calling you at precisely that moment!

Misty Dawn said...

I'm so proud of you! I'm also thankful for your friend for being such a strong support system!

Lady Banana said...

It's not easy, but take it a day at a time, you CAN do it and.. Keep those legs a peddling!

Rose said...

someone upstairs must been watching you when you got the phone call. dump all junk in the trash.