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I fought the beast and the beast won.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

He got out of his cage yesterday.

It's been a while. He'd been quiet... dormant... gathering strength... bidding his time... waiting for my moment of weakness...

Yesterday he attacked with a vengeance. He clawed at my insides like a cat trapped in a sack. I fought him all afternoon. I kept looking for healthy, fiberfill, bulky things to fill the need but the sirens kept of their song... singing me onto the rocks.

I had no one to tie me to the mast, no oarsmen to row me past the rocks... the mind is strong... but the flesh is weak... it was the Toll House Cookie Ice Cream Samich... WOE be it's name and it's 490 cal...

In all honesty, I only went over my zone by less the 200 cal and for the week I'm more then ok but it's a battle of the mind... this battle was lost...

I will not loose the war.

I know I am not the only one who fights this war...

Tell me how YOU keep the beast in it's cage...
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TUGBOAT88 9/27/2008 8:49AM

    Your page was posted to my mailbox as a motivator. And it really WAS. It was such a good explanation of the difference between dieting and eating right, I had to forward it to my sis--we go round and round about "the journey". I , along with countless thousands, no doubt, know about the 'beast' who wants to be fed . . .and fed . . .and fed . . .I like the suggestion about having 1/2 of whatever it is and then throwing it away. I also dont think that foods should be categorised as good or bad or 'off limits'. I did find myself the other night, chomping my way through a huge plate of chips and cheese, (watching TV of course . . .) and I just 'woke up' and realised what I was doing and I threw the last third of it in the trash. . . .anyway thanks for the inspiring thoughts on eating right, and congratulations on becoming more your Self.

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PATIENTPAL 9/25/2008 9:22PM

  Read a book called "There is nothing wrong with you" by Cheri Huber. Handwritten, takes couple hours to read through. It explains the beast. You'll find tips about how to relate to the beast and you can take the ones that are useful for you. Good luck, you done good!

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MVMEME 9/25/2008 4:39PM

    i'm curious...if you had 1/2 of it when the craving started would you eventually eaten the whole thing?

did it taste as good as you imagined it would? i've found that those things i used to want and crave are no longer what i enjoy eating...i'm at the begining of this program so am curious about the longer term effects of craving etc

thanks for your summation everything is sooo true! emoticon

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KIMUSH23 9/25/2008 1:57PM

    Hey There,

Hey There congrats on your drop into the 170's...snaps to you emoticon

I pre-plan all my food one week in advance...all my meals, snacks and if I am allowed to cheat that week...my cheat gets pre-planned...if not I will make unhealthy choices and eat anything...so for me pre-planning is the only way to go!

Have A Spakeriffic Day emoticon

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UNEEKNITTER 9/10/2008 11:28PM

    It is hard. I find myself now starting to pre-enter my food for the day in my tracker so that I know I don't have any extra calories available to eat or that I am at my fat threshold. I also buy small snacks like the Pudding Popsicles and chocolate covered almonds. I bring them home and divide them into single serving sizes right away. Makes it easy for me to track and to limit my intake.

But you can do this...but sometimes it is better to tame the beast rather than caging him.

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SANDYS2100 9/10/2008 5:48PM

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SMALLTOWNMOMMY 9/10/2008 9:23AM

    I keep the cage at the store.

That doesn't stop my trips to the freezer.....standing......waiting..
....watching.

But, alas, nothing is to be found. It is frustrating, never finding what I am hunting for. But, the scale likes it.

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