Friday, March 01, 2013
Last week I wrote: "Okay, been around a few months, doing okay, but...well...a nasty pattern keeps rearing its ugly head and gobbling up the joy." The pattern was evening eating, and I publicly committed to 28 days of changing that habit...and to checking in once a week with my progress.
Well, I've been treated to a MARVELOUS taste in these 7 days, one that's pretty unfamiliar to me in my food world. It's the sweetness of following through on something I said I'd do. Yup, so far so good - 7 days of NO unplanned evening eating - just one planned snack between work and dinner, and another between dinner and bed ! I've got my "spider sense" looking out for the "thing" that usually appears to convince me to derail, and good SP friends who are keeping me accountable.
The bottom line? I want more of this feeling! A good SP friend asked me about the kinds of things that called my name when I was in the habit of ruining good days with continuous evening snacking (for me, sweet in the afternoon and salty at night). He suggested putting a LITTLE of the craved things with my meals, so I've done that - total magic that REALLY works for me!
Thank you, everyone, for checking on me and encouraging me. I came here to lose weight, and what a surprise to be finding inside myself aspects of the person I've wanted to be. It's just one week, I know, but I'm so excited, and so very grateful. What a MARVELOUS taste...