I have several friends who are into comics and super heros; you know, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, etc. I have never truly gotten into super heroes. OK, that’s not totally true when I was 5 I had Wonder Woman under roos, but I digress. However, after this week I really think I need to begin to rethink the whole super hero thing. No, I can’t fly, although that would be awesome, my super power would be willpower.
This week has been exceptionally hard for me. I have struggled all week with wanting to eat, eat, eat. My nemesis, the petulant 4 year old in my head who stomps her feet and throws a raging temper tantrum, kept whining how she was HUNGRY and that one day of over eating wouldn’t hurt me. I, however, have not done that. I have flexed my super power over and over. More tea? Yes, please. More broth? Yes, please. There were days where my nemesis almost won, but she did not.
Yesterday I was faced with my ultimate test; a house warming party with no exchanges left over. See, I was up at 4am to go running before the temperature got out of control. This meant, however, I was completely out of exchanged by 2pm. Uh oh.
I showed up at the party and was immediately faced with all sorts of amazing food choices. You name it and it was there. I poured myself a glass of water and ignored the food. My nemesis started squawking, “Come on, have some chips. A couple won’t kill you.” I’m not quite sure the fight scene that occurred between Willpower and Nemesis I’ imagining a fight scene like the old Batman TV show (the originally), but I’m guessing that Nemesis wound up bound and gagged because after I walked away from the chip bowl I never heard another peep. I made it through an entire party without consuming or imbibing a single thing other than water. I’m beyond proud of myself.
Social functions are exactly that, social. Eating (or drinking) calories is my choice. The word no is a very powerful word. Having friends that respect the word no is even more powerful. Every day there is a new test. Every day there is yet another battle royale between my old self and my new self. However, every day I am getting a little stronger and a little more powerful. Maybe there is something to be said for being my own super hero! Hmm, I wonder if they still make Wonder Woman under roos…..