Tuesday, May 27, 2008

In Memory of the Deceased: My Self Control

Once upon a time I had self control. I was a master at discipline. I lived for self depravation - actually, that's totally untrue, but I at least followed the mantra of "moderation in all things." This wasn't the case in my younger days, but as I noticed my metabolism slowing and my days rushing by faster and faster, I developed some good habits. However, in recent times, I grew lazy and relaxed my policy. So, although I'm a day late, this Memorial Day I wish to honor (and hopefully revive) my recently deceased commitment to health and good habits. I miss you. If I had tried a little harder, you might be alive and well and even thriving within me. I could be euphoric over the things my fit body could accomplish, and I would flaunt - to my husband...and probably to my mirror - how amazing I looked naked. And, perhaps most importantly, I probably wouldn't have this awful stomache ache/sugar headache from eating WAY too many dark chocolate M&Ms before 8:45 in the morning. Hopefully next Memorial Day I can respectfully (and permanantly) mourn the death of my sweet tooth. Here's to dreaming big!

7 comments:

ruth said...

Sometimes you have to eat the M&Ms said the slightly overweight girl.

jennrocket said...

yesterday was a holiday, so i totally understand the m&m's for breakfast. yesterday i had a cheeseburger, pizza, candy, soda and ice cream! true story. feel better? :)

Elise said...

I did the same all weekend. The problem with me is that I find ways to "reward" myself, therefore justifying my bad eating habits. I went to the gym, eat brownie. I stood still in the outfield playing softball, had a soda. Help!

lyndsey + brandon said...

lol this morning i ate about 100 jelly beans before 9 a.m. glad to know i'm not the only one with no self control :)

Erin | Adam said...

Candy is a good thing, so is pizza, and soda especially before 9:00 am. I've already eaten two mini snickers! You rule, you're hot and sexy and don't tell yourself otherwise. Come play with us in LA. Come to our pad!

Kat Clark said...

Self control comes and goes. It's like seasons. Maybe once it gets really hot and really into summer your butt will just melt away or something. That's what I like to imagine happening to me! ;) But anyway, what's wrong with dark chocolate in the a.m.? They say it's full of anti-oxidants.

Freddy and Mandy said...

What did happen to the good old days of regular coke and chocolate for breakfast with no guilt to follow?? Mr. Atkins is my psychologist now.