So, I hope everyone felt the love this Valentine's day. I know I have. Maybe even a little too much. I've been given chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate. Chocolate turtles, chocolate hearts, chocolate tootsie pops, and chocolate fortune cookies. All of that and not to mention the cupcakes. Dozens and dozens of cupcakes. But I used a couple of strategies to prevent ultimate diet sabotage.
1. Say, "No, thank you."- It used to be so hard to say no. I'd eat every cupcake and chocolate offered to me. I didn't want to turn anyone down and hurt their feelings. Now I realize that turning down sweets does not have to hurt anyone's feelings. In turning it down I am exercising my will power and I am setting a great example for others. Many people actually respect the will power.
2. Pay it Forward- Another option which I also took advantage of today was to pass it on. I accepted many of the wonderful gifts there were bestoyed upon me, but then I passed them on and shared with others. It felt good to give and even better to obstain.
2. Everything in Moderation- Today I did have 5 piece of chocolate over the course of the day. Much better than the couple cupcakes and tons of chocolate. It was nice to enjoy a small piece of the holiday. Chocolate has it's health benefits, so I was also doing something good for me. Gotta Love It.