Coach Dean, I think you're in my head! It really is like a Beast. I had an emotional eating incident a bit ago where I got triggered, and even though I had to make it through class, get to my car, and drive to the store to get something (we don't keep stuff in the house), it was my whole focus. I couldn't think about anything else except getting to the store and getting my fix! It had almost been long enough for me to think better about it, but in the end I made a full conscious decision to let the Beast win.
But really, getting on SparkPeople and seeing other people motivated to success gives me motivation and helps tame the Beast. I suppose that qualifies as distraction. But gosh, when the Beast gets loose... yowza!
- 5/4/2010 4:07:41 PM