Yesterday afternoon, the phone rang as I was reaching for a cookie. As I answered it, I realized that I’d never been so happy to receive a call from a telemarketer. Up until that point in the day, I’d been eating VERY well. But I always struggle between 2:30 and 5:00 and that cookie was about to beat me.
After I answered the annoying phone call, I realized that my moment of weakness had passed and I no longer needed that cookie. The phone triggered some deep reserve of will power inside my head and I was able to soldier on with my day.
In addition to the phone, I’ve come up with a small list of some things that help me get through my many moments of weakness:
- A crying kid
- The UPS man
- A big glass of water
- A hard run on the treadmill
- A walk outside
Each and every one of those things has helped to get me through a moment or two of weakness. Some of them aren’t very dependable. But it’s pretty easy to find a crying kid around my house.
What are some of the strategies that you use to help you through your tough times during the day?
On a different note, I wanted to quell the concerns that you all shared after Monday’s post. The picture of me at the end of Western States doesn’t portray me in the best light. How’s this one? Am I still sickly?