May 27, 2009

Food Court challenge

I faced my first BetterU challenge a few minutes ago - the food court! I forgot to bring my lunch today and I was holding out until I got home. I figured I would eat oatmeal all day...but who was I kidding?!?!

I ventured off to the food court and realised that since taking my health/weight seriously I have not made a fast food decision. As I walked toward the food court, my heart was pumping. I could smell every.single.thing. Subway bread, pretzels, cookies, Japanese stir fry and pizza. OMG....what was I to do? I don't think my sense of smell has been that heightened in a really long time (actually, not since I was preggars).

As I got nearer, my mind was racing trying to figure out what I should eat. Thank goodness the first store into the food court is a Smoothie King. I bee-lined that way grabbed a smoothie and started drinking. As if I couldn't torture myself anymore, I continued walking (with smoothie in hand) toward the well of the food court. I bypassed the cookies and Subway (although that's supposedly not bad for you) and grabbed a banana and walked right back up the ramp and out the door.

I am so proud of myself!

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LaurenE said...

So proud of you Ny! I keep snacks (apple and air-popped popcorn) in my way-to-big bag for these occasions. You did great!

Peter and Nancy said...

Congratulations on surviving the food court! Subway IS good for you, if you skip the cheese and mayo -- turkey with veggies on whole wheat is 300-some calories and very filling. Nice job, healthy woman!
-- Nancy

Unknown said...

That's awesome! The Food Court is a enemy. Congrats on beating it down!

Winks & Smiles,

Justice Fergie said...

Way to go! I had a similar problem today since I was traveling and without my usual arsenal of "safe" snacks in my bag. I did "OK" and went for a chicken wrap but who knows how many calories were really in the dressing. It was a little nerve-wracking to be all around that junk food!

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