My day thus far has been front loaded with temptations.
As much as I speak up about not putting food near my work space, my co-workers have continued to target the area directly by my desk as the hub for food sharing.
Look what was here this morning when I walked in:
Chocolate Chip cookies are one of my favorite dessert items! I don't know if you can tell from this picture, but they looked really delicious and just the right doughy texture. So, I put my bag down, confiscated the cookies and took them to the nearest kitchen where they could still be shared by all, but out of my sight and mind.
Three hours later, there was a celebration for some expectant work mothers where this was served:
Offices are just not figure friendly.
What is interesting and exciting is that I really don't feel sad or deprived by not indulging in these treats. If I absolutely really wanted some of either, I think I would have tried a bite or two, but when I thought about it, I wasn't all that interested. Victory! It is so nice not to feel like I had no choice but to eat the treat. In the past (and still occasionally now) I have felt like I almost had no choice. The treat was there and I simply had to eat it-like I was hypnotized or something. Do you ever feel that way, like the food controls you? There have been times I have actively gone out and pursued a calorie filled unhealthy food knowing full well that I didn't need or really want it, but couldn't stop myself. I truly feel like today I was in control.