August 17, 2010
Deconstructing the Dessert
The old me would have grabbed one after the other and stuff them down in a frenzy to avoid being caught. The "new" me, however, surprised the crap out of myself. I walked past them, fixed my salad (actually looking forward to it), sat down - right next to the pastries I might add - and enjoyed lunch; completely forgetting about the temptation.
I completely walked away feeling really great that I had a healthy lunch without chemicals, sugar, salt, and all those bad fats. It was a great feeling.
I highly recommend this strategy if you find yourself in a similair situation. Take some time to stop and examine what you are coveting. Think about the crap that is in it and perhaps you may surprise yourself as I did. Change is hard, takes time, and a lot of patience, but it is completely worth it when you are able to stare down a pastry and win!