Thursday, March 10, 2011

Is it worth it?

I just got back from Starbucks.  Excited to try their new Cocoa Cappuccino and get my free petite dessert.  The desserts are clocking in at under 200 calories.  So I was thought, hmm, why not get the rocky road.  It's chocolate and nutty.  I also grabbed the Iced Cocoa Cappuccino.  I took a couple of sips of the drink on the way back.  It's got some sugar in it (23g per the website)!  I can feel my body not liking that. So I looked up the Rocky Road Petite Pop, 180 calories, 12g of sugar. I could feel my head swimming from the sugar in the sips of the drink.  So, a friend stopped by my desk and I gave her the drink.  The cake pop, I think I'll give to my boss.

While 180 calories wouldn't be the death of me, I choose not to indulge in the cake. Instead, I shall have my water and my healthy planned snack of an orange, cheese and popchips.  Yes, I know it's a strange combo, but it works.

Something I need to be more conscious of, is it worth it?  I see a cupcake, I want the cupcake, but is it worth me eating it?  What will happen?  Will I be able to stop with one cupcake, or will it induce cravings for other things. If I do decide to indulge, I need to learn to stop. I need to learn to say, "Yes, that was a nice treat. Now, back to your regularly scheduled program."

Today I woke up feeling refreshed.  Refreshed with my goals, refreshed with my plan. I love mornings where all of my energy refocuses me.


Ann said...

Glad you made a healthy choice that was right for you!! NSV!!

Project180 said...

Way to stay on track! I know it's a tough choice at the time but don't you just feel awesome looking back and knowing you beat temptation made the best decision for yourself?

Keep up the great work!