Take it one bite at at time, one meal at a time.
Journal about your emotions.
Begin to recognize when you reach for food for emotional reasons, and try to name the exact emotion.
Don't beat yourself up when you eat a cupcake.
Always know that even if you've been to the drive-through, you don't have to finish or even eat what you've bought. Buy it and throw it away. Or, take two bites and throw it away.
Begin to recognize when you have hunger coming from the "stomach" and not the "head."
For help with all of this, I heartily recommend you read some of the mindful or intuitive eating books.
Don't try to be perfect. Just do the next, best, right thing with your food choices.
A cupcake or a stop at the gas station does not have to de-rail your whole day. You can still make a positive choice following a cupcake.
Best of luck to you on your Spark Journey. You can do this!
Co-Captain,TRUE BLUE, BLC21-23
Life is way too short to spend another day at war with yourself. So the next time you think of beautiful things, don't forget to count yourself in.
| Pounds lost: 154.2