A Choice in Time…


I went to Mama’s last night…to celebrate my nephew’s birthday…we had breakfast…which means…Mama’s biscuits…now for those of you unfortunate enough to have never tasted Mama’s biscuits…with gravy or homemade jam…let me just tell you…potato chips have met their match…because…nobody…and I do mean…nobody…can eat just one…for one thing they are small…but…mostly…they’re just that good…

Well…I’ve been pretty diligent about my eating for a while now…and especially in the last few days…and have just started to come off the plateau of December…what to do…

Biscuits…weight loss…

I started contemplating it as soon as I knew I was going…what would I do…what should I do…

Bertha…interestingly…told me that there were no wrong answers…that I could go and enjoy the dinner…knowing that it would probably slow my efforts down for a couple of days…but it certainly wouldn’t stop me completely…or…I could carry the mocha Greek yogurt with Chia seeds that I had planned to eat…and just enjoy the company…and continue the momentum…

The one thing she did warn me about…was eating the biscuits and feeling guilty…it wasn’t a cheat…it was a choice…one that I had consciously made…she explained that the guilt is what gets me when I waver from my eating plan…and prevents me from getting right back on…

It’s not the waver…it’s the guilt…

So…what did I do…

Well…I went to the gym…then on to Mama’s…carrying my yogurt with me…I sat at the dining room table with the grownups…enjoyed every minute of the conversation and the company…I didn’t feel deprived that I wasn’t eating biscuits and gravy…I knew I’d have them another day…and I felt good about things when I left…

This morning…I smiled as I stepped on the scales…all was well…

Jane

2 thoughts on “A Choice in Time…

  1. Well, darn it…I was hopeing you had the biscuit and gravy…talk about comfort food ! I actually had biscuit and gravy over the holidays…about twice a year I indulge. Yummy!

    Hey to Bertha :)

    • Well…I had actually indulged at our Christmas Eve brunch just a few weeks before…otherwise…I probably would have this time…and…it was good when I did! Glad you got some as well!

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