Thursday, March 19, 2009

3 Girls in Heels

Watch how this one turns out...

Picture it, Houston 2009... (HA!! Points for anyone that gets the reference) I'm sitting in my office trying not to sneeze anymore than necessary, and what should walk past me?

A big HUGE tray of sub sandwiches (slices of a larger ones), a bunch of chips and a plate of the biggest chocolate chip cookies you've ever seen... and my brain is on overload. I mean the devil was at work people because you've never heard my brain doing so much work trying to talk me into some sort of portion of those treats.

I even walked into the kitchen once to take a piece of sandwich because I'd worked it out in my head that if I didn't let myself have one bite then it was going to make me crazy and I'd end up binge eating one later... like next week or something because things fester in my head like that folks. I'm not proud of this, but it happens.

Luckily during that trip to the kitchen people were in there, and in my strange little brain... the 320 pound chick shouldn't be grabbing a sandwich from the tray... because people will judge her for eating. Granted, that was 93 pounds ago... and she doesn't exist anymore, but she's still in my head... and I guess in some ways that's a good dieting tool, right?

Just as I'd finally given myself permission to go back and get a piece, there was only one left when I went in there the first time - so there was a pretty good chance that it wouldn't be there... and then I would be freed from this crazy head game that I was experiencing....

But what happened next??

Two of the most wonderful coworkers came and told me to come with them... I didn't know where we were going or what we were doing, but I went. Anything had to be better than the mental battle that was waging inside my head!

We went down the stairs and out of the building, and walked for 30 minutes!

Oh yes, we did... in our work clothes, heels and everything else... funny thing was we were all wearing black too. It's probably pushing 90 degrees outside and the sun felt amazing... and even though it wasn't a strenuous workout - it was 30 minutes of walking that kept me out of the kitchen, and I figure any movement is good movement.

By the time we got back to the office - I didn't need the stupid sandwich because I felt so great having done something that was far better for me! We're planning on doing that at least 3 times a week starting on Monday... as they're both off tomorrow.


  1. GOOD FOR YOU!!! That sounds GREAT! What a great group you work with (except those who ordered the sandwiches in the first place)!

    I used to have a group to go walking with and it was great! Though, we brought our athletic shoes so we didn't have to make our calves burn.

    Live it up and you will love it!!!

  2. How many points, Sophia Petrillo?? (Picture it, Sicily, 1932...yeah, I'm the Golden Girls junkie if there ever was one...all seasons on DVD, thank you!)

    Your story brings to mind a certain scripture:

    No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.1 Cor. 10:13

  3. That is wonderful!! What a blessing!

  4. Glad to hear you were able to stave off the temptation! It's always nice to have the support of co-workers. When I taught, a group of teachers would walk the PE track each day after school.

  5. Hooray for cool work friends, aka. angels!


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