I give myself a pat on the back! I had been at the same weight for weeks, in spite of keeping things relatively under control, but last week, on the first of four scales I use obsessively, I broke through that number and this week, all scales were showing less than! (yes, i know they have medication for this kind of obsessiveness, lol). So... I feel like celebrating, but THEN ny hubby calls and says,hey, let's go off the wagon tonight. Let's have pizza. Let's go to.... THE BUFFET (insert dramatic music here). I was feeling really pleased with myself today; making my goals, doing the little things on the checklist, having lots of veggies at lunch, making notes for the book that I want to write, taking a power walk on a non scheduled day for cardio, drinking my water, etc. So I deserve it, right? I deserve to er, stuff my face silly with lots of bad food, eating past the point of being comfortable and filling my body with a lot of stuff it doesn't need, blow my day calorie wise, and then feeling guilty for the gluttonus binge that I indulged in. Yeah, that sounds good. Huh, what? Is that my inner voice? You think that is a bad idea? You say there is something called "moderation" and that I can enjoy pizza without pigging out? Wow. I don't know how I would even do that... Huh? Take out? Don't go to the buffet if that is too tempting? Hmmm, if we brought a pie home and ate it, the most slices I could eat would be, oh, let's be generous, 5. I plug that into my calorie calculator and, hmmm, that is not too far outside my range. I bet, if I added a salad, I might even cut that down to 3 and save a few more. I could put that salad booster stuff on there. Maybe I could even save a slice or two for tomorrow. Since I have been good today, I might not go out of range at all. So I called hubby and he was completely supportive. We are having a treat. Man, am I glad lunch was mostly carrots and cucumbers! I can ACCEPT this. Go me! or maybe I should say, "GO inner voice!"