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Temptation and self sabotage

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

No matter how long we've been on the journey of a healthy lifestyle it seems temptation lurks around every corner. For example I rarely eat granola but I bought some a few weeks ago.
Such a bad decision, who knew toasted granola was a trigger food for me,, so it all came to a head on Sunday night when I was stressed about my mother in law going to hospital with a suspected heart attack. So I attack the bag of granola and consume about 600 cals in a flash. Well that triggered me on and no willpower to avail off I ate a packet of biscuits, I mean a whole packet of biscuits. And other things were eaten in the frenzy. I mean hellooo!! By the end of the packet of biscuits I felt so sick, yeah to remind you I have diabetes,,,,come on girl. Whats that about.
well I paid for it yesterday, felt so ill all day and then went to bed at 8:30 pm last night.

The good news is I will not buy granola again and I will not buy custard creams either. I don't need them, there is plenty of treats I love that don't rob the calorie bank and don't trigger me into a frenzy of eating junk.
SO I moved on, yesterday I ate pretty well and today I've started off with a really healthy breakfast.
So heres to moving on , not dwelling on the mistakes and taking one day at a time.
Lets be real temptation is all around but we can win the battle.
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    I went bonkers this past week over a bag of malted Easter eggs and that was nuts. I ate a 10oz bag of Chocolate eggs in 4 hours of computer time. No more buying those things I think I can handle in small qty's cause I can't handle them and they are so not worth it. Proud you did not let it ruin your whole week, you just marked it up to a bad mistake day and moved on with a lesson learned. We can do this Elaine one step at a time. Hugs Susan
    1874 days ago
    Hope your MIL is doing better! That's a stressor.

    You reacted, but that's in the past. Put it behind you, you can't undo it. Not having granola in the house is probably a good idea, but if it had not been there, would you have gone after something else? Just a thought. I know I would likely find something else. There was the time I ate a lot of something I didn't even like! Yeah, that's me :)

    Lately I'm focusing on asking myself a series of questions before digging in.
    1. Am I really hungry or just eating cuz it's there?
    2. If I'm just eating it because it's there, can I put them away?
    3. If I really, really want to eat it anyhow, would a normal sized portion suffice (usually this will work if the other 2 have not). Then I put it into a separate container and put the box away.
    Often I find I didn't even want it and won't finish it. It's a work in progress, and it has been helping.

    Last night was my stressor/trigger. The BF was not going to be home all night. This happens every 2 weeks so you'd think I would be used to it by now. The cheez-its were in the cubbard (thanks BF). I got them out, but this time I only ate 1 serving. Normally I would have consumed atleast a quarter of the box.

    I just read a very good piece of wisdom on another blog. "The only thing food cures is hunger". I need to print it out for times when stressors have me hitting the box of cheez-its! Maybe I should tape the mantra right on the cheez-its. : )
    1888 days ago
    You're right- temptations are all around us. And I am a firm believer in indulging in those temptations *occasionally*. The difference for me now is that I no longer feel controlled by food. I am the one who's in control and I have developed the ability to determine whether giving into a temptation is worth it in the long run. My mantra is that I can have *anything* I want, but I cannot have *everything* I want. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and do your best to get back on track today. You can do it!
    1888 days ago
    Isn't that the truth. Temptations are always going to exist and life is always going to happen. We have to pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off and move on.

    Great job in stopping, taking a breath and continuing on with taking the best care of yourself. Be proud. This is a major victory for you!

    Love and hugs!
    1888 days ago
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