Hi Journal & Friends,
Hope you don't mind some Food Porn today, ha ha ha! If it bothers you, quick, run away now!!
More than one person made a comment about staying on my eating plan at the Fair. Let me just say, I am far from perfect. But I think the reason I did so well that day was because I made the choice BEFORE I went, not after I got there and saw and smelled all the goodies.
What choice? That I could have anything I wanted. Anything. Just not all of it. But a funny thing happened... I realized I didn't WANT to go off my plan. I WANTED to lose weight, not pig out at the Fair. I didn't really know what would happen to me physically if I made an exception to eat sugar that day... and it wasn't worth it to me to find out (maybe someday).
I'm thankful that Jim didn't go around eating everything, waving it in my face... I'm sure that would have made it harder. But bottomline, it was my choice, regardless of what he did.
So, I planned ahead. Not knowing what would be available to drink, we took gallons of iced tea.
I also took a little sack with a knife, fork, spoon and bowl, since I planned on eating a sausage dog without the bun.
And I took my camera.
Huh? Camera? What does that have to do with it? Well, I decided that anything that looked fun and yummy but wasn't "worth it" to me to actually eat, would get it's picture taken instead! LOL!
And what was the first thing I discovered on this ultra-hot day?? A Schwan booth, selling sugar-free Fudge bars... YES!! And I made note where he was, cuz I was coming back for another one later... and then forgot! Me... forgetting to eat ice cream... gasp!!
Later when we got hungry for lunch, we wandered around checking it ALL out.
I've never had this, so was curious. But when Jim described it, it didn't sound very appealing!
Here is where we ended up for lunch. They had a huge heavenly scented outdoor BBQ going over at the side of the booth, where they slow cooked all the meat for hours.
We split a BBQ Beef Brisket plate... delish! I ate the coleslaw and one bite of his baked beans, and we split the shredded beef.
And nope, I didn't forget my sausage dog! We got this right before we left and split it; he with bun, mine sans bun (sorry, it's blurry).
I look so serious here... probably wishing the guy had made that little glass pig with wings!
It was not at all about the Fair food for me... it was about the experience, about living Life. And I'm so happy with my choices that day. It feels great!
From Dr Phil's book: "You make the choices that create your emotional state."
My verse for today: "The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart."
My quote for today: "If you're not pushing yourself, you're standing still." --Jack Sh*t
Enjoy the Journey,