Not Caving to Cravings

Sunday, August 04, 2013

Ah! I made it through today, and it was SO challenging. I just was really craving everything bad. There were these free donuts at my meeting that looked worth it. Then I was fixated on other desserts all day. A friend offered me half of this decadent looking cream cheesy brownie, and I was in a trance.

But I made it through. I had to pause and pray and even call my boyfriend to ask him to remind me why I'm not cheating today. It worked though. I resisted all temptation today. I am wondering why the cravings are coming on so strong. Maybe it is emotional more than anything. I have been having lots of feelings lately. My epic vacation is over, and it's time to get back to reality and start working again. I am so bad with balance sometimes. I strive to be better though. I want to carry inside me the peace and serenity that I had on vacation.

I have one more weekend away, but I need to start getting serious about planning for next year. Thankfully, I am teaching sixth grade, so I feel like the materials will be easier to fly through and create a few UbD units, but I need to get the ball rolling.

I just feel like everything is going fast all of a sudden, and for some reason eating feels like a solution. I have been gorging on allowed foods lately. That wasn't a problem when I just came home from vacation, so I need to get back on track and start treating my body better because I will lose more with some self control. I need to shrink my poor stretched our stomach and the only way to do that is with some discipline. Thankfully eating primal does not make me hungry every two hours because I do not deal well with hunger, as seen today when I ate a ton once I got home.

My entries have been scattered and venty, but this has been what I need to stay focused in my own way.

I need sleep! Oh and exercise. I feel like exercise distracts me from mindless cravings a lot, too. Tomorrow, I will exercise.
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    2053 days ago
    Supposedly, the longer you resist, the less strong they will be (especially sugar). I try to look at it like I am not depriving myself of anything, I am taking care of myself, and those fools who decide to rail donuts are the ones missing out ;)
    Good job & keep it up- it should get easier!
    2053 days ago
    emoticon not only for not giving in to the cravings, but for examining what the cravings are trying to tell you. I know for me, sometimes if I "talk to" the cravings, they are pointing out something I need (not food) -- nurturing, rest, variety, beauty, etc. It really helps to treat even cravings (which can seem unproductive) as some kind of helpful message... Anyway, keep up the great work.
    2053 days ago
  • 144AUTUMN
    Way to go!!!
    2053 days ago
  • KDRICH24
    WOW! You give me hope! I hate those temptations! Stay strong!
    2053 days ago
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