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Day 13 of the Dieting Pole Dancer

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

This week at work I ended up working on someone else’s computer, this is not unusual I tend to move around a bit. But on this computer I saw a note, now I hadn’t had my coffee when I first looked at it so it didn’t really process it except that the post-it note was pink. I though it was just a silly little pick me up quote. The “you and do it” happy quotes that usually just annoy me.

About halfway though my coffee I looked at it and read it again. It was bright pink and just in the corner of my eye, I couldn’t help but read it. It said:

“Don’t give up on what you want for what you want right now”

A simple statement, just written on a ratty post-it note but it made me think of the diet we’re all on. I have a goal weight, well two actually, the official one that is my correct BMI weight, and the one in my head of where I’d like to get to with only eight weeks. It made me think of the feeble thoughts I have. Some days I feel like I’m in a constant battle with the weak side of my brain that has absolutely no self-control around the bad foods.  It’s like both of the Bad Ideas Bears from Avenue Q are following me around. If you’re not familiar with Avenue Q this quote will give you the general idea. Think of evil Care Bears saying this to you:

Bad Idea Bear 1: “Hey Princeton, what are you doing tonight?”
Princeton: “Probably just watching tv.”
Bad Idea Bear 2: “You know what goes great with tv? Beer!”
Princeton: “I’m unemployed, I can’t afford beer.”
Bear 1: “You can afford a six-pack.”
Princeton: “Well, maybe a six-pack.”
Bear 2: “You know what’s better than a six-pack? A whole case!”
Princeton: “A case of beers? No, I can’t get a whole case.”
Bear 1: “But you’re on a budget! You’re wasting money in the long run if you don’t buy in bulk!”
Princeton: “Well I guess that makes sense.”
– Avenue Q

But now I’m finding my self-control is getting better, I no longer look enviously at people who order cakes and brownies with their coffees. I can also walk past the cookies and chips at the supermarket without breaking into a dead run. I don’t know if its because the quote will pop into my head and I’ll gain my control back or because I’m getting use to the lifestyle that goes with the diet. Either way something’s helping.

Breakfast: 1 slice of toast, berries and coffee
Snack: yoghurt
Lunch: sushi
Snack: veges sticks
Dinner: asparagus, broad beans and hollandaise sauce
Supper: fat free icecream

1hr Pole Flex class