Do you know what time of year it is? Yes, it is winter...20 days until spring....but it is also
McDONALD'S SHAMROCK SHAKE TIME!
These shakes are really one of my favorite things to have and each year I wait for them to appear on commercials or signs so that I can order my first one. Well, today, it was in my mind that I was going to treat myself to a SHAMROCK SHAKE. I even planned my errands so I would end up right next to McDonald's on my way home. But, as the day wore on, I thought more and more about that shake, and thought more and more about how I have been trying to lose weight and eat healthy. I thought about how I have been running on the treadmill and working out and been so frustrated with the scale not moving. Knowing this shake wouldn't move me toward my weight goal any quicker, I realized, I really didn't want that shake that bad. When I got home I looked up the calories on the McDonald's website. The Shamrock shake has a delicious 530 calories and 15 grams of fat. Pretty much what I would expect a shake to have.
So, I am patting myself on the back for driving by and saying "not today". That doesn't mean I won't have one before they disappear again for another year, but it does mean that I didn't add an extra 530 calories to my diet today.
Now, I just need to get on that treadmill!
What food has been difficult for you to give up? Do you have a hard time resisting treats when they are right in front of you?