Tomorrow will mark the two-week mark since I fell on the ice landing flat on my face. The healing process is slow but is progressing. The abrasion scabs are completely gone and now I have red, flaky splotches. Wearing a black shirt today was not the best idea as the dry skin flakes from my face are all over it. At least it's healing
The Monday following my fall, my daughter was driving me to the doctor and pharmacy in my vehicle and we were involved in an accident. Luckily, neither of us were hurt even though my vehicle was totalled.
After the accident, I really didn't have much of an appetite. Part of it was because my mouth hurt and I couldn't chew too well. The other part was the medicine they gave me for pain has a side effect of appetite suppressant. I tried to wean myself off of the meds before I returned to work but the headaches were too much to deal with.
Yesterday was the first day that I went all day without taking my pain medication and guess what?!.....I ate way too much (and it wasn't healthy choices). Today is a new day and a new start. I'm going to start eating for a healthy life and quit trying to satisfy my cravings.
I've read that you can eliminate cravings by eliminating sugar. I guess I haven't been successful because...could it be that I haven't gone a day without sugar?? I'm not sure but since I can't recall for certain than it probably means that I haven't
My first step is to eliminate sugar for the day. I figure if I try it one day at a time then it won't be so difficult. Today, shouldn't be a problem...I hope. Tomorrow we have our work Christmas...now they call it a Holiday party. Yea it seems really late for Christmas but that has been the case for several years now. It used to always be the 3rd Friday in December and one year we had to cancel due to bad weather. Well since then, it has always been in January because everyone seems to think it's better than trying to squeeze it with all of the hustle and bustle of normal Christmas activities. I'm sure that it's much cheaper as well. Back to the point - desserts are my downfall (obviously!) and then place we have the party has really good desserts. I'm going to try to talk myself out of partaking by using phrases like:
"I think it looks much prettier on the plate"
"I've had this before so I already know what it tastes like"
"A moment on the lips...forever on the hips"
"I'm leaving for a cruise in 15 days so:
1) I will have to wear a swimsuit and can't hide behind winter bulky clothes
2) it would be great to lose a few pounds before sailing
3) they will have much better selections on the ship"
I think I need to use these phrases more than just tomorrow night!