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Easier to Say No...

Friday, February 01, 2019

If you had told me five years ago that there would come a day when I would not crave or desire sweets, I'd have told you that you're crazy. Heck, even *six months* ago, I wouldn't have believed you. But I can count on one hand the number of times I've eaten sweets these past five months. I made the decision in September to not have sweets until Thanksgiving, with the exception of a friend's birthday at the beginning of November. I kept my promise to myself. Then I allowed myself a small sliver of pie at both Thanksgiving and Christmas, but have had no desserts since then (or any time in between those events/holidays). So... I've had sweets three times in five months...and each time was a very small portion. I have been surrounded by Halloween candy (the Reeses Pumpkins are the best!), Christmas candy, holiday goodies at work, birthday cake in January, cookies at meetings.......and have been able to resist without fighting it out in my head on why I should or shouldn't eat the sweets. Yes, occasionally, something will look good (or smell good!) and I know that in "the old days" I would have helped myself... but I have been training my brain to say no. I have training my body to understand that it feels SO much better without sweets... With every day that passes, it gets easier and easier to say no... I am slowly beginning to lose the desire to have cake and candy... I never thought that would be possible for me. I still have some "cleaning up" to do... I know that the bottled fruit smoothies I buy for breakfast need to be eliminated, for example, so it's a work in progress...but this, in addition to giving up fast food, has been one of the best things I've done for my health in a long time! So whatever addiction that you're battling right now, be it sweets, fast food, (fill-in-the-blank)...don't give up on yourself! Changes are made one decision at a time! :)
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