Today was the ultimate test for the fat girl. It was a very nice day, sunny and 91 degrees, but with a good cool breeze. My friend and I decided to go window shopping around our town. It's a small, historical town with oodles of little adorable shops. Plus, I figured it would be a good way to get some more exercise in with all the walking.
What it turned out to be, however, was a day full of temptations. First of all, my friend was hungry so she immediately went to grab a bite to eat at a place famously known for its burgers and boardwalk fries. She got a cheeseburger that smelled like heaven. It was around 3:30, and I had eaten lunch and even made sure to have a snack before I left the house so I stood firm and ordered nothing. I even declined to have a bite when my friend offered. But that was just the first of the temptations.
A little while later, my friend tugged me into a local fudge shop. Fudge. Homemade fudge. It smelled glorious. My friend got a half a slice for her dessert, and I wanted to cave so. badly. I love fudge. I love chocolate. I certainly love double chocolate fudge. Instead, I settled for a small sample of some sugar-free fudge. (which was actually heavenly).
The third temptation was 100% my fault. Our little town has it's very own cupcake shop now, and I've been dying to go and check it out. Naturally, as soon as I walked in, I was immediately assaulted by the cuteness of cupcakes with their colorful frostings and glittering toppings. It was a really cute shop. And I noticed that they also have mini-cupcakes, in case I want to ever let myself have a treat. This time, however, I left the shop empty-handed.
The last temptation came in the form of an Adult Beverage. The county I live in has a winery, and today was apparently a free wine tasting day. Naturally, we had to peruse their products. I let myself sample some of their wines. I'm not a huge wine fan, unless it's super sweet, but the wines they had were really good. What was really hard to pass up was their special of the day: Apple Blossom Sangria. Sangria! I love sangria. I did get a little sample, which was very good, but skipped buying a whole glass. (My friend and I did pick up the recipe for it, though!)
Now, it was getting close to 7:00 by now and I was getting those rumblings in my stomach. I stopped in a shop that had some locally made hard pretzels for sale, and bought a pack of two. I let myself eat one of them for a snack.
But you know what? Even though I would have really enjoyed having a cheeseburger or fudge or a glass of sangria, I'm enjoying my sense of satisfaction that I was able to say no and make better decisions. Besides, I'm going to love my new body way more than and for way longer than I could ever have enjoyed the fudge.