So Thursday is Music Day!!! I take my two kiddies to a Mainly Music class just around the corner. Well over a big bridge and around a few corners. But anyway, we have been doing this class since we moved to Sydney, and actually also did it in Melbourne. It is also where I met my Sydney friends. So now as our children’s social lives require their own diary, thursday tends to be the only day we all see each other. Basically – it’s the activity I most look forward too during the week.
After the class, the children get a snack. They then head off to play with the toys while the parents get their morning tea. I’ve been DREADING this time. I don’t think I am strong enough to avoid the tempting treats. If it’s not chocolate I think I will be ok, but if I caught sight of that dark brown creamy delight in any form, I think my heart might possibly stop. I watched the Mainly Music lady carry the first tray, I held my breath and tried to distract myself… Yes, I can see child one, and over there is number two. Dam, I don’t need to search the hall. Thankfully it’s a tray of slice – not chocolate!!! I breath a sigh of relief. But then, BAM, a second tray arrives. Why are we standing right in front of the food table? Then I think…. we always stand in front of the food table!!! Hmmmmmm. Then just like that I drop to my knees and beg to the heaven’s above…. Please make these tim tams calorie free!!! (Without changing the taste of course) Well that didn’t actually happen, but I thought it and felt like I was in an Ally McBeal episode.
My friends know I am doing the 12wbt, so as I watched them eat a tim tam each, saliva I’m sure dripping out of the corner of my mouth, I told them not to let me. I actually gave permission for them to tackle me to the ground!!! I was being serious!
The mind game during that 30 minutes was killing me, I found myself making “deals” in my mind… ‘just do extra cardio tonight’, ‘only one won’t hurt’, ‘don’t have a coffee later’. I watched as lady after lady took her tim tam… I wanted to cry. Well not really, but I’m sure you feel my pain!!! Anyway, they disappeared and I was free!!!!! I DID IT – I DIDN”T EAT A SINGLE TIM TAM!!!
As we left to continue our catch up at a local cafe (our thursday routine for the past 2+ years) I was advised that they weren’t “REAL Tim Tams” anyway. I don’t know if I would have cared at that point, but then again, if I’m going to waste those calories, it might as well be the real thing!!!
So for this week anyway I won!!! Hopefully it will get easier with each passing week, and I won’t have to think about that non-tim tam all day. I’m pretty sure I will dream about them tonight though…