Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Seeking Solitude

It is the last week of school for my K-8th kiddos at The Prep. Today. Was. Nuts. I had so many people coming in and out of the office and so many different things going on that I barely had time to think. I am currently sitting in Barnes and Noble before I go meet a few friends at Starbucks. Call me crazy (well, call me anything, just not late for dinner . . . ) but I needed to escape. I am sitting in a tiny chair at a tiny table at the very back of the cafe. I wanted to be somewhere that was quiet, where I could blend in and no one could ask me any questions. My (not so evil) plan was working until the cashier came up to me and asked, "Are you doing okay? Can I get you anything to eat or drink?" To which I replied, "I'm okay, but thank you."

Meanwhile these delightful (and fattening) confections are lurking the corners of the display windows calling out to me with their (non-existent) little voices saying, "Eat me," a la Alice in Wonderland. I honestly have been toying with the idea of buying myself a treat since it's been a rough day, but I'm 23. I'm not a kindergartener trying to earn points for the prize box. Some things are best in moderation and I know that caving in due to stress would be a poor choice. Besides I've been ditching the sweets over the past three weeks and have found that when I eat them now, I get really sick. Carbs are calling, but I must stay strong. Two more days until freedom. I think I can. . .I think I can. . . I think I can. . .



Lozzz123 said...

Good for you in resisting! I find it especially hard too when I'm stressed, because I start to tell myself I deserve something sweet due to the crappy day I've had. I definitely need time to myself like that, so I have the energy for others later.

Alynne Leigh said...

You can do it, Lolo!! (:

(Gosh. I love Starbucks. mm Mm mm!!!)

Lauren Londot said...

Thank you! I love Starbucks too, it has become my lifeline, especially since I work with kids!

Lauren Londot said...

Thank you! It has not been easy! What has helped though is reading the book I Quit Sugar by Sarah Wilson (I found it cheapest on Amazon, in case you're interested). She's also an Australian and her blog can be found here: In the book she talks a little bit about emotional eating, like when we've had a bad day or a really good day and then we use junk to reward ourselves. I have definitely been guilty of both!

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