Thursday, October 20, 2011
I have three solid weeks spent on this new vegetarian lifestyle. In this short time I have seen: 1. Elimination of cravings that formerly controlled me, 2. Elimination of night time munchies, 3. Feeling full rather than feeling hungry, 4. Feeling empowered and in awe that it's been so relatively simple.
Okay, even with those great benefits, out-of-the blue last night came a HUGE rebellious streak. My mind started saying that today I would go grocery shopping and buy anything and everything I wanted. I fantasized about amazing things. Then I paused and realized...
This was not the same as a craving. I really didn't want any of that stuff. I also haven't felt deprived during this time, so it wasn't compensation for that.
At first, I told myself that it would be okay to buy those food items - in moderation. After battling with my bratty inner child, I calmed down and smiled realizing that I really didn't want any of those things. My mind is so used to wanting all the wrong things, despite what the rest of my body wants.
How many times have I given into mental cravings, despite not having physical cravings! From now on, I will be realistic in expecting these occasional flare-ups of the mind. And I'll pause and truly think about what I really want, rather than what my bratty side demands that has been conditioned with lifelong bad habits.
As I have done each day for the last three weeks, I've told myself that I can quit this experiment any time I want. Even if I do, I will come away with some terrific new ideas added to my blossoming healthy lifestyle.
Wishing all a good day.