Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A Moon Pie from Heaven

There was this Moon Pie in the cabinet today. Yeah, I know. I know. Funny thing about this Moon Pie. I am not really fond of Moon Pies, but a couple weeks ago when I was buying for the kids' Easter baskets, somehow I thought, "hey, a Moon Pie would be a better choice for them than candy!" So I bought them each one for their baskets. Turns out Moon Pies are the devil incarnate for your arteries, but I digress. So my daughter decided she did not like anything marshmallowy, and her Moon Pie got shoved in the back of the snack cabinet. And I forgot about it.

So I went about my day nourishing myself with healthy stuff like steel cut oats, green tea, cantaloupe, apples, peanut butter, whole wheat bread, zucchini, mushrooms, salad... that sort of thing. Not really because I wanted to, but because I wanted *not* to eat junk. I wanted *not* to keep spinning my wheels, so even though I didn't particularly *feel* like eating healthy stuff, I just did it. I just didn't give myself a choice.

Somehow, after dinner my "caring" about losing weight drops off the radar, and I am often thinking about some kind of treat I could have. I scavenged the cabinets. I don't have sugar AT ALL in my house. So imagine my surprise when that Moon Pie dropped out, like a gift from heaven. Yeah. The clouds parted, beams of sunlight came through, and I smiled and stuck it back in the cabinet for later. After the kids are in bed. Ahh. Yeah. I will have that Moon Pie and tomorrow will be a better day. Who cares anyway.

Then I sat down and watched a video of last week's Biggest Loser, which I didn't get to watch til today. And when I looked at Tara's before and after shots, I got all choked up and got tears in my eyes and ran into the kitchen, pulled that Moon Pie out of the cabinet, and smashed the hell out of it while shredding the wrapper over the trash can. Bye bye Moon Pie.

I got a lot done today. Child's dance class, shopped for trees, brought home a new maple and helped my son plant it. Cooked a real dinner, cleaned the kitchen, did some general picking up and paperwork and made phone calls for various appointments. I even managed to get in 2 loads of laundry AND filled my daughter's wading pool. Watching her play was lots of fun! Tonight I am going to bed WITHOUT a full stomach, without any junk in my system. And that's a really good feeling.

More tomorrow.

24 comments:

Ang said...

Lyn,
I'm so proud of you for that..I know that was huge thing to do and a very hard thing to do, but I am so proud of you...:)

Raising water glass to you!! :)

jae said...

Good job! Take it one day at a time and soon the days will add up. :) ~j

mcc394 said...

I think a lot of us have moments like that quite often.
As for my sweet cravings. I take care of mine with a Yoplait Light, Key Lime Pie flavor. 110 calories of pure goodness that you don't have to feel guilty for.

Love your Blog by the way..

bbubblyb said...

Way to go Lyn!!!!!!

Poppy said...

Way to deal with that Moon Pie! I love watching the Biggest Loser, It's sooo inspiring.

Sara said...

Well done Lyn! That must have been so hard to do and there'll be more of those moments no doubt, but you'll get there, I have faith in you :)

Rampaige said...

Hi Lyn. I'm so happy to see you feeling so much more positive.I was quite worried about you recently (how strange that the internet allows you to worry about a stranger on the other side of the earth,and spend time wondering what you can say to help.) I have started a weight-loss blog as well (absolutely no competition to you, rather boring in fact) as I have found that just recording stuff is quite cathartic - I can post it and forget it. May you go from strength to strength.

Chubby Chick said...

Yep... Moon Pies are the devil. I don't even LIKE them... and I've been known to stuff them down my pie hole.

Congrats on demolishing it... and congrats on having such a productive day. Good for you! :)

Ria said...

Good job tossing the moon pie and congratulations on your great day. Here's to making today another one.

Rosemary said...

Way to go!

Destroying that Moon Pie was a great thing! A HUGE THING!

You know what you need to do and you are doing it!
Congrats,
Rosemary

Megan said...

You go girl. I love it when you crumble up food and get rid of it. It makes me feel like I could do that. Hmm maybe I will do that to the rest of the stupid cake in the fridge that I've been sabotaging myself with. Way to go!

Graze With Me said...

Congrats on a great healthy day! I love watching the Biggest Loser, it's so amazing to see their bodies change like that, absolutely incredible.

Ceres said...

Oh, I'm so glad! Well done, Lyn! Here's a string of more good days like this!

Melissa said...

Wonderful post. But, then again, they all are! :)

NewMe said...

Congratulations, Lyn! (Even though I have no idea what a Moon Pie is!).

Twix said...

Looooove it!!!! High five!!!! :D

♥ Dee ♥ said...

You so rock. I'm so proud of you.

PatriciaW said...

Yay, Lyn!

Jeni said...

Wow! Watching BL inspires me like that too - it's just too bad it's on Tuesday because I'm usually focused and on-track on Monday/Tuesday, and then Wednesday and Thursday I start to slip into "weekend mode." Hmm, now that I think of it, maybe I should record it and save it for one of those days. Anyway, sorry for the tangent. Way to deal with that MoonPie! :)

Lyn said...

Jeni~

the BL website has FULL episodes online (free) about 3 days after they air. I watch them because it only takes under an hour and a half to watch a 2 hour episode (way less commercials online!)

Rebekah said...

You rock girl!

Karen in Tennessee said...

Lyn, destroying that moon pie was a HUGE victory. Way to go!!!!!!!!

Fat[free]Me said...

No idea what a moon pie is, but I am glad you blitzed it!

Well done on achieving so much today.

Heather said...

awesome! I have done the same thing many times myself when I have something in the house that I keep thinking about and knowing that I shouldnt eat it, and then I just go through it deep into the trash. sometimes the most effective way to get rid of something you dont need!