Example #1: Today is the hub's birthday and so a few days ago I allowed him some time in Cabellas. You would think that Cabellas would be a safe place to go, even if you're hungry. Wrong! They have these amazing Cinnamon glazed almonds that you can smell throughout the entire store. It is really hard to ignore the smell of something as good as glazed almonds, when there is nothing else of interest in the store. Luckily, I made it out without giving in. (Although my attitude was probably a little less than pleasant for a few moments following) Phew.
Example #2: I'm not sure I told you this already, but at my work, every Thursday's lunch is catered. Usually this doesn't bother me too much since my office is way down the hall from the kitchen and occasionally they bring in really yummy, healthy things to eat. Today, however, is pizza and the smell is practically assaulting my nose. Its not even noon yet and I'm thinking I'm hungry. I know I'm not. I had a good filling breakfast and I usually don't eat my lunch until one o'clock.
I have a plan though. Right after I finish this post, I'm going to talk myself up. I'm going to remind myself of why I'm choosing not to eat the pizza. (I'm not depriving, I'm deciding!) Then I'm going to waltz right on into that kitchen, fill up two bottles of water so that I don't have to go back anytime soon, and put on some smelly, flowery, lotion that smells nothing like something I'd want to eat.
Wish me luck!