Not the only one

June 3, 2008 at 5:01 am Leave a comment

I’m not the only one who loves peanut butter.  In fact, I think doxiegirl1 likes it more than I do!  It’s good to know I’m not alone in my pb obsession.  The difference, though, is that I don’t normally keep it in the house.  Historically, those jars of nutty goodness have not been safe anywhere near me and a spoon.  After my PB&J party this weekend, I have extra jars of Creamy and Crunchy in the pantry.  I’ve been pleasantly surprised that I haven’t gone crazy and eaten them all up.

I typically think of myself as not having the remotest discipline when it comes to tasty treats.  But, there have been a few occasions like this where I’ve been tested, and I’ve passed with flying colors.  For example, when I bought the M&Ms for my art project.  Yup… I had 45 packages of M&Ms in the house and managed to eat only about half a package.  They were here overnight, too!  There was plenty of opportunity to go crazy; yet, I didn’t.  The peanut butter is another example.  A stock of ZBars is yet another example. 

I tend to focus, as most of us do, on the negatives, on what needs to be improved.  There’s always something I could do better, more completely and correctly.  But, every now and then, I need to remember that I make good choices on a regular basis.  I couldn’t have dropped 117 pounds without doing a few things right.  It’s important to continue to grow and become the best I can be, but it’s important to reflect on where I’ve come from and celebrate the accomplishments.

Note to self: take some time to appreciate and then get back to the job at hand.

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