Wednesday, June 18, 2014
My 5% challenge assignment for yesterday was to think about our food triggers or actions that trigger eating behaviors. I wish I would have thought about this yesterday instead of today. I had a very stressful 12+ hour work day yesterday. When I left work I drove 20 miles to the nearest town and bought my cryptonite, a pint of salted caramel truffle ice cream. I drove back home, got a spoon, turned on the tv, sat down and ate the ice cream right from the container until it was empty. As soon as I finished it I had guilt, regrets, and heartburn. So lesson learned: my triggers are stress, ice cream, and really any sweet/salty combination. On the upside, this was my first ice cream binge in several months and I am back on track today. I rarely make ice cream easily accessable to me because I know I lose control when I have it around but obviously if I want it bad enough I will get it.