Paula Dean Work-A-Round Bliss
Today, I am craving some serious food. I’ve been doing well on my new eating goals this week, and even have enjoyed new recipes, feeling full, less snacking, and feeling better about the way I’m treating my body.
But, today, I’ve had about the same period of time dealing with an issue that seems to go from trial to trial, and you know what I want to fix it? Chocolate.
I’ve been allowing myself some very dark chocolate with less sugar…that kind is supposed to have even potential benefits for the body.
I’m not talking about the “benefits” kind of anything.
But, I’m not eating it. Not right now…and I hope not all the “right nows” that follow in this day. If I wrestle with it all day and give in…what was the point, really? Let’s win. Get a full win today. I want a full win.
I just watched some Paula Dean for a few minutes and the sandwich with sourdough bread, real butter, bacon, onion-y mayo, real good sliced cheese “from the local deli”, green apples, in an iron skillet all sizzling…that was getting to me too.
So, for lunch I pulled out two shaved slices of ham, two of bacon, mayo (I don’t have lite, everyone donated the real thing to me during the storm fearing theirs would go bad, so I’m using that up first), green apples–I had one left, Red and I love eating them for snacks raw, 2% milk cheese slice, and my sandwich maker, coated with some butter spray–and some tomato relish I bought “from my local grocer” yesterday.
I layered the mayo, relish, meats, cheese, apple slices, and was ready to rock and roll. Only trouble was, my apples made it too hard to push down the sandwich cooker, so I just held it until it could seal. Some of the cheese and relish bubbled, out, but I’ll worry about that mess later. It was a low fat treat that hit a craving, and it distracted my watering taste buds…it tasted new, and different, and I’m still on track for the moment. Still craving just…well, something bad for me, but I hope to get away from that thought.
Don’t some stressful situations just make you want to blow it all in a way that doesn’t REALLY blow it all? I mean, really, nobody truly suffers from a chocaholic binge. Nobody may know about it even! And we feel really good and really content for a little while in the midst of a very long day. Mmmmmm.
And then, we have the baggage to deal with.
Baggage. I’m sick of it. Time to make the right choices to begin with, find fulfilling things to do that don’t cost me long term. Time to say yes to the godly and no to the desires of the flesh. Time to enjoy some long-term benefits and stop seeking the short-term reliefs. Time to value the eternal over the temperal, the results over the pleasures. Time to make the hard choices and get the work done and seek the things that really satisfy and really do build us up. Anyone with me? ( It’s okay if you aren’t!)