Archives for: August 2006, 15
Today was the first day of teacher in service. I was not used to getting up so early or sitting so much. (I'm laying the groundwork to excuse my later behavior).
Tonight was the back to school dinner for faculty and spouses. It was to be at a Mexican restaurant, so I packed a really healthy lunch - a ground beef patty, turnip greens, and parsnips. (My behavior was inexcusable because I had ample warning that temptation was coming.)
When my husband and I arrived at the restaurant, we were given four menu choices. Normally taco salad is one of the choices, but tonight it was not. All of the choices were dinners with rice and pinto beans. I chose a grilled chicken breast (because it had the least grain), but it was covered with queso (avoid cheese sauce).
If I had stopped there, I would have been ok, but one of the teachers had baked a huge, beautiful carrot cake. I was away from the table the first time they brought the cake around, so it would have been really easy to not eat the cake. But I watched everyone else eating, and I grabbed a piece when they walked back through the second time.
I was enjoying my cake, and hadn't started feeling guilty yet, when the teacher next to me said, "Suzanne, I don't know when I've seen you eat a piece of cake." Ouch!!! People are always watching to see if I follow through on what I say I believe. It is true of my Christian walk, and true of the BTD.
By the time I got home I was tired and hungry (wheat does that to Type Os). Instead of drinking lots of water, I ate. Looking back, I didn't eat any more avoids (good grief, cheese pinto beans and carrot cake were enough). I just ate too many neutrals too late at night.
I am writing this feeling too tired, too stuffed, and too foolish to do what I ought to do - go to bed and get a decent night's sleep. I'm going to post this because confession is good for the soul. Then I will put tonight behind me and get a fresh start tomorrow. (Thy mercies are new every morning. Lamentations2:23)