But in the end the real work is here in PMR.
i will share a story that happened yesterday, and is typical of my personal examples of working on QOC
But first I need to share some background..
I made the decision ( a few months ago), finally to become vegetarian ( and possibly Vegan ), down the road..
It has been something I have considered doing for quite some time now..
I enlisted the help of my cousin (Alan), who has been fully Vegan for many years now. He was quite happy to help me make the change.
But he felt it was best to make the diet changes gradually, since my previous diet and nutrition was so heavily based on meat + processed foods.
So we developed a 21 week plan , where i would take one of the weekly 21 meals and make them meat -free ( one at a time), until I reached my goal .
So for example week 1- 1 of the 21 meals would be meatless ,
week 2 - 2 of the 21 meals to be meat free.
.. and so on.. until eventually all 21 weekly ,meals would be meat -free.
So this current week was the week where i am supposed to have all 21 meals be meat free.
After i got rained out of my landscaping job yesterday, I stopped at a store called "Earth Fare"..
I really like there veggie pizza slices there and I was quite hungry ( this was around lunch time)..
Unfortunately , they had just run out of the veggie pizza just before I arrived , and when I inquired , it would take at least 15 mins before the veggie pizza slices would be ready. Lacking patience (ego), and not wanting to wait around in a cold store for that long .. my first thoughts were to cheat on my diet ( Alan would never know)..and grab a couple of the meat pizza slices that looked so tempting to me . i was very close to doing this , but something told me this would be wrong to do ( cheat on my new veggie diet). So I ended up grabbing 2 plain cheese pizza slices .
I admit i was proud of myself for not taking those "meat" pizza slices , but regarding an increase in QOC
. i did ponder (afterwards) what mindful changes I could make such as the next time I faced a similar situation where (cheating on my diet), is a possibility , that I would not consider this option of cheating ?
I thought there must be a fear I have that causes me to come that close to cheating on my new diet ?
Perhaps some of you out there reading this ( especially those that have made the transition to either vegetarian or vegan ), have some suggestions ?