Wednesday, July 30, 2014
I have wanted a shake for the last 3 days. I mean really wanting it, became so fixated on it couldn't think about anything else, no substitution's were going to work. As a last ditch effort I reached out to my friends on Spark People. Received a lot of support and suggestions. Maybe I was just overwhelmed by other things going on in my life right now. But all the support I received made me realize I really didn't need that shake after all. I had a good supper with my sister last night and just sat around visiting with her. Had a couple of peanut butter cookies for dessert. Didn't feel like I was deprived or craving a shake any more.
Lesson learned... when a craving hits don't let it consume you. Don't become fixated on it. Get out, do something , go for a drive, visit with a friend. All the wonderful suggestions I received are being saved and I am adding some special items to my grocery list this week as emergency back up. The suggestions of having the shake and then going forward were helpful but not what I really wanted to do. I did not want to give into that graving. I wanted to beat it. With the help of my friends I did.