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Day 19: I'm so grateful for all of you

Friday, February 01, 2013

First off I want to thank all of you from the bottom of my heart. Those of you who gave me support yesterday have a very special place in my heart. I was feeling suffocated by darkness and you reminded me that there is light. Thank you very much.

Today I'm doing much much better. I had an awesome night with my son. Instead of doing yoga we took our dog for a long walk. I answered questions he had about death and cancer. It was nice to chat and just have fun together. After that I made a quick dinner and we snuggled on the couch and watched a movie. It was just what the dr ordered. Those simple acts with my son reminded me that there is life in my body right now and I need to cherish every moment of it and stop worrying about the day I leave this Earth. I can't control it no matter what I do.

That being said...let's get on to a big topic. In SparkCoach today I was asked the following question: How do you deal with cravings when they come up?

I've given a lot of thought to that question. I must admit that I am a very anxious person. When I have a craving, I either go for it right then, go out of my way to satisfy it, or work myself up (anxiously) trying to avoid it and then give up because I'm so worked up that I can't "deal with it."

So...that's how I deal with them. Which leads me to my own next question...how CAN I deal with them?

First off I think I need to ask for more help. It's hard in the moment because it's usually late at night and the last thing I want to do is login to SP and hit "PANIC." However, that is an option available to me at no cost and it very well could help.

Second: I can also stop purchasing foods that I often crave most. Usually if the food isn't in the house that does the job. Sometimes I will go out of my way to get it, but that's like 10% of the time.

Third: I can keep my favorite fruits in the house that would satisfy my sweet tooth.
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OKBACK2ME 2/1/2013 9:44PM

    I think it really helps to not have the food you crave handy. I find sometimes a nice drink of herb tea helps especially one that is naturally sweet like licorice spice.

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