Regrouping After A Bad Week
Sunday, August 12, 2018
Well I survived until Sunday even after a terrible week, that's something to be thankful for. I mostly ate as well as can be expected, even when I didn't feel like eating at all, and I drank a lot of water, which wasn't hard at all. Learning to focus on the things I can control is helpful when I'm struggling. I'm giving myself a non-diet day today, and seeing how that goes. But even on a non-diet day, I'm having to face the fact that I can not at sugar like I used to. Last weekend I had lots of caramel popcorn, which I love, and tea with sugar, and I felt bad for hours afterwards. I have a huge sweet tooth, inherited from both my parents, so I'm wondering how I can suppress that for the rest of my life. The good news is that I love fruit, so it's not like I'll never taste anything sweet again. Also, after a while of not having any sugar, many things taste too sweet to me. The bad news is that if I think about never having cookies, cake, ice cream, or candy again I just don't know if I can give them up completely. I can't eat much of the artificial sweeteners,, either, because they really mess up my digestive system. Maybe if I just cut way back on sweets, maybe that will help? I guess I have to balance my sweet tooth and my health. I should be able to do that, with enough practice.