Monday, April 09, 2018
Took DH out to lunch because he is volunteering at church picking up furniture for the rummage sale. Ordered exactly what I had planned and tracked; 2 scrambled eggs, bacon, a side salad with lemon juice because they didn’t have oil and vinegar and iced coffee.
DH ordered a salad with grilled chicken. His salad came with fresh mushrooms. I love mushrooms. I could tell DH was getting full and he wouldn’t finish his salad. Before I knew it I took one of his sliced mushrooms and ate it. Then I took 2 more slices. Finally I realized those mushrooms were not my food. I hadn’t planned them or tracked them. I could hear the sabotaging thoughts “but I have the calories to spare and they are so low calorie”....
Finally, I heard the helpful thoughts. You ate an unplanned food. You want all those advantages you wrote yesterday. Okay, don’t FEEL bad. It was a temporary mistake but you can get back on track immediately.
I had small slip but I did hear the helpful thought and stop the behavior. What’s different? This time I FEEL proud that I recognized the unplanned eating and even more proud that I stopped the eating. Absolutely the best part is that I FEEL good about my awareness and that I could change the thought, change the behavior and FEEL good about the change in my thinking. No guilt. No, I’ve blow it. Wow, that FEELS so good.
I tracked those mushrooms. It’s a good day on the journey.