You haven't failed if you get back up.
Saturday, May 10, 2014
I haven't been doing so well on my plan the last couple of weeks. The sugar monster is out there! Today I am reminding myself that there is no such thing as the sugar monster. Sugar is inanimate, it does not and cannot have control over me. That's just stinkin' thinkin. I am the one who chooses to grab the donut, the cookie, the ice cream - and go back for more, since once I get the taste I want more. Our BLC weekend challenge is to develop a recovery plan, and it is quite timely for me!
My recovery plan is to avoid temptation while getting my willpower back in control! (It's Saturday, so I stayed home today instead of going to the grocery store.) I need to flip that "switch" that lets me walk by goodies without wanting them. I am stronger than any stupid donut, cake, cookie, or ice cream! They can't just hop in my mouth without my permission. When I slip up again, I will stop and say, "Well, that was a pause in my progress plan. Since I chose to eat extra calories, I now choose to eat well the rest of the day." If I slip again, I will slow down, savor each bite with total attention, and choose to throw the rest away after two or three bites enjoyed with focus. Whatever I do, I will do with my whole heart; and will notice and appreciate how I feel.
I know it is when things are busy and stressful I tend to slip up more. I will develop some centering exercises that I can do, even in my office or in a bathroom, to put myself back in touch with my inner source of strength.
I am in charge of my life, no one or nothing else is!