19 June 2005
I went to a smorgasbord dinner yesterday. At first, when I saw the vast array of delicious food I thought I would be in big trouble because I wouldn't be able to resist. But as I was choosing my food I found myself mentally working out the approximate points and leaving the really bad things where they were. Even if I chose something a bit naughty, when I went back to the table and actually started eating, I could only bring myself to have a tiny taste of that particular food and that was enough. I certainly ate lots more points than normal, but I didn't blow everything completely and I really enjoyed myself. Others who were with me couldn't resist saying "thought you were on a diet" and I just smiled and said "yes, a see food diet, whatever I see and I like I can eat". And it is true, this way of eating does become a true way of life and even though temptations are hard at times, it does become second nature if we want it to. It is all about choices.