Saturday, September 01, 2012
I woke up this morning with a craving for a sugary treat. After all these years, I know how sugar is a gateway drug for me. One little bit and I can't get enough. But....I don't want to deprive myself either. It I deprive, I end up resenting what I am doing to be healthy and if history repeats itself, I throw in the towel. So what's a person to do?
Let me tell you how I handled this one. First, I told myself if I really wanted the treat, I could have it. Then I reviewed all of my recent blogs and my journal and I decided that if I still wanted my treat, I could have it AFTER I did my first 10 min of exercise.
So....did I have a treat? You betcha. Was it what I was thinking of when I woke up? Nope. My treat was Vanilla soy yogurt with a fresh banana and a sprinkle of walnuts. Yummm. After my 10 min on the Wii, I no longer wanted what I thought I did. I tracked my food and I feel awesome.
So....what triggered the crave? I had been dreaming of a difficult time in my life and I used to deal with difficult feelings with food. So I woke up wanting my "fix". I triumphed. Another step in the right direction.