The lesson for today: Be careful what you wish for. I'd expressed a desire to spend less time mindlessly surfing. Well, guess what? The Universe complied. Upon my return home from my business trip, my laptop will no longer recognize my wireless network at The Closet. The messaging tells me to make sure my switch is turned on! Well, I've searched that machine over and I've yet to see a physical switch. So today, while I do have internet access, I'll be googling up some info on how to restore my access!
And speaking of flipping the switch, I'm having a helluva time flipping my switch back into ON PROGRAM mode. I am still struggling and not being as successful as I would like. One of my character defects is all-or-nothing thinking. That is, if I am not being perfect, then I am an abject failure. To expose such flawed logic to the light of day, truth and reason, I will chronicle some of the good decisions that I made yesterday.
1. I chose not to eat any of the office snacks that others brought in. While I had room for a treat in my calorie count, I didn't have room for it in my head. If I'd had one, I'd have wanted many, many more. So I made the easier of the decisions - to not have the first one.
2. I went to the gym.
3. I'm having people over for dinner tonight and I need to go to the store for some things. I chose to wait until after work to go to the store, even though it will rush my schedule some because I didn't need to be trolling the aisles of the store yesterday and I didn't need to have "stuff" in the house. Again, I made the easy decision.
4. I was hungry before meeting and made a choice to get a bowl of broth-based soup, rather than something else. It was hot and spicy and filling.
5. Spent time reading Savor, a book on mindful eating sent to me by the fabulous Katie J. It was awaiting me upon my return from my business trip and I am really enjoying it.
Take good care of yourself. Be kind to others. Press the Easy Button.