LA LA LA I can't hear you!
Monday, September 07, 2015
LA LA LA I can't hear you...we all used to do this as kids while we plugged our ears.
I sometimes wonder if this is what our mind says to us sometimes. You have a friend eating pizza, and completely forget what your personal mission is. Your mind is screaming "eat the pizza!!" and you think you have no power over food.
You DO. You are in charge of the "LALALA I can't hear you" mind of yours and you have the power to say, no thanks, I'm eating really healthy right now and don't want to eat pizza.
Of course, you COULD have a slice, put in in your food tracker and move on. A slice of regular cheese pizza is under 300 calories. I am not going to eat it, but maybe at some point, I might, if I plan for it, and allot those calories and fat.
My Daughter keeps bringing things home from work. Yesterday, it was Eggs Benedict. I smiled at her after she told me about it, and told her that I hoped it was good. I was eating my lunch of cottage cheese, tomato and a carrot, and enjoying it thoroughly. I gave her a bite and she told me that it was really good. I said, I know it's good. I'm not eating anything that isn't good. I'm just making sure it is good for me. She said, you don't think I should eat this?..holding up the container of Eggs Benedict. I said, Honey, I think you should do what you want to do. I am not in charge of you anymore. YOU are.
She smiled and said that they had really good salads at work, but they weren't as good as mine. I told her that I would fix her my salad any time she wanted one. She smiled and as usual, I realized how much I love that kid. We'll get her there one day. She just has to find her inner Spark.