Sunday, March 02, 2014
Yesterday, DH decided to go out and get a bag of chips. I debated giving him some money to get me a bag - these are small bags, not the 5 serving size - more like a 2 serving size, but that's 300 calories of a little carb, a lotta fat, and a whole mess of salt.
So I didn't. I didn't give him money to buy any for me, I didn't ask him for a chip (because nobody, especially me, can eat just one), and while I had a craving (because I do love crunchy salty ripple-cut chips), I told myself I could ride it out. That cravings last maybe 20 minutes. That with those 300 calories I could have an entire healthy meal. That it was just a temporary craving, and I could ignore it.
I had some water. I played on the computer. I ignored that voice yelling "Chips! Crunch! Salt!"
I rode that craving like a wave, I surfed on top of it and rode to the shallows where I climbed off the craving wave and walked onto the beach of safety. The beach of smart choices. The beach of healthier options.
Will I ride out each craving and not succumb in the future? I don't know. Probably not.
But I rode out yesterday's craving, and now I know I can ride out other cravings as they appear.