Monday, December 29, 2008

What a Waste

Today in a moment of sheer boredom and desperation, I did something I shouldn't have and now I regret it. I was working and it was not such a busy day, but as the afternoon wore on I became bored. Mind you, I did not say hungry, rather bored. Of course I was fleishig so there were few choices to fill the boredom with and I went to the kiosk downstairs to check them out, hoping to be discouraged.
Lo and behold, I was not discouraged and I bought some raisin and nut mix thinking it was harmless. At the very least, nuts are better than chocolate. It was really mostly sunflower seeds and some raisins, very few peanuts or cashews.
Here is the kicker 1 serving according to Weight Watchers was three points, and this tiny little bag said 3 servings. So what a total waste and the real kicker is that it was unsalted and gross and did not satisfy any cravings and just dumb, dumb, dumb.
Do you feel the pain and agony I am suffering, here? Stupid diet mistakes, bad, bad choices. I even bought gum yesterday I just forgot to take it to work.
I guess I will end with this:
Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.

Which is stolen from our very own Shlomo Hamelech "Sheva Yipol Tzaddik Vekam" - "A tzaddik falls seven times, and rises" (Mishlei 24:16).
And which is basically what I quoted yesterday of Margaret Thatcher. But if I didn't need to hear it every day then I would not be struggling.
As Zig Ziglar said
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
Have an inspiring and motivating day!


SaraK said...

I feel your annoyance. Not much I can say as a comfort other than what they always say in WW - don't let a bad choice on one day affect the rest of your week. Tomorrow is another day (or did Scarlett O'hara say that? ;-)) You will make better choices tomorrow!

SK said...

yes, but Scarlett got really messed up from that. That was why Rhett didn't give a damn. :)

She-nerd said...

lol. who is zig ziglar?

SK said...

Hilary Hinton "Zig" Ziglar (born 6 November 1926) is an American author, salesperson, and motivational speaker. His latest book (as of 2007) is God's Way Is Still the Best Way. He is an evangelical Christian.

ooops! and I thought Hilary was a woman's name, no wonder he goes by Zig.

Cousin Shir said...

Sometimes it helps to take out a more recent photo of yourself from when you felt really nasty and large. Then stand in front of your mirror and appreciate that your hard work does pay off for how good you look AND feel! Since we see ourselves every day its hard to realize how good we really look when we look our best and I think pictures really help. And def never beat yourself up over trail mix, it seems to be the least of anyones worries, even tho WW seems to disagree!