Today was ALL about temptation. I felt like I was on a reality TV show!
8 a.m. - Breakfast plates were delivered to my co-worker and I by a student runner. Another teacher had made breakfast for the pod, and since Greg and I don't leave the classroom, they were nice enough to bring us a plate. Cheesy hashbrowns, plus some kind of sausage, egg, and cheese filled croissant. Yummy - NOT! I DID NOT EAT A BITE! I passed the plate to Greg. I was still full and satisfied from my pumpkin oats this morning, so resisting this temptation was easy.
11:30 a.m. - We got an email earlier in the morning letting us know that we were having a catered lunch from this place in our town named Micheal's. Let me tell you, this place is so good! So I figured that I could just stay away from the teacher's lounge, and wouldn't have to even LOOK at the spread. Yeah, right. Some of the office staff was NICE enough to the bring Greg and I a plate, AGAIN. Not one, but TWO mini sandwiches on Sourdough rolls, some fresh fruit and veggies, and a whole plate full of desserts. PLUS sweet fruit tea - which is one of the BEST things about Micheal's. Now, at this point I was hungry...it was lunch time! But I had already laid my salad on my desk... I told Greg that he could have the sandwiches, and I would take the fruit and veggies (he is allergic to fresh fruit and veggies). Since neither of us wanted the desserts, we let our students eat them. I also gave him the tea. I ate my salad, and saved the fruit for my afternoon snack. The veggies were covered in ranch dressing, and since I could bet that it wasn't low-fat, I tossed them. And guess what, I didn't even care! It was too easy!
2:45 p.m. - It's the end of the day...almost time for my afternoon snack at 3 p.m. Someone enters the classroom with two plates with PIZZA on each of them! Now, ya'll know I LOVE PIZZA. I had actually been craving it last week. It smelled SO good, and the crust was perfect - just like I like it. My mouth watered just a little while I took the plates and placed them on Greg's desk, AGAIN. A few minutes later, I had my fruit, and had forgot all about the pizza.
Is this me? What the hell is going on? In the past, they would have had me at breakfast. I would have forget it, I'll start over tomorrow. Better enjoy this GOOD food! I deserve it, right? But today, for the first time maybe ever, I thought I deserved something greater. Control. I had control of myself, and what went in my mouth. And resisting all that temptation made me feel awesome! I wasn't sad or upset that I missed out - because what was I really missing? Tight pants? Carb overload? Remorse? Naw...I don' t think I missed a thing.
It's been four days with no sugar AND no caffeine! This, my friends, is a record.