Friday, December 06, 2013
Well hunger I can stand. I can say “I’ll wait till it’s time to eat again”, but cravings are not so easy. I have experienced the effect of simply having my mind made up. And I think that is the most efficient way of dealing with cravings. I say to myself “There is no room for discussion here, I am just not going to eat” and that makes the urge to eat disappear. It’s when I start talking to myself about whether or not I should eat that I am in danger of giving in. Just say no straight away. Make a firm decision.
Now as it happened, this has (potentially) come at the right time. Because if I get the job I am being interviewed for today, I will finish work at 1pm each day. I normally eat at midday. I’ve been wondering, do I eat while working? Or do I eat later than usual after work?
But thinking about how hunger and cravings are not as big a deal as I make out, I have now come to a firm decision. I will not eat while I am working. Even if I feel really hungry, I will be strong and drink water. I will say to myself “this is good for me – it is strengthening my resistance muscle and weakening my giving in muscle.”
The other thing is, it seems more appropriate for me to talk about an urge to eat rather than a craving…..
Hope you all have a good day. I’m off to my interview this morning. Have got a throat infection and have decided to take a few days break from the diet and exercise plan. Back on the plan Sunday. Still tracking though.