I can't tell you how often I used to eat something bad for me, and then agonize over how I shouldn't have eaten that! I mean, I NEVER feel guilty for eating fruits, veggies, lean means, healthy carbs, etc., but whenever I binge on the foods I KNOW are bad, I always feel guilty. And it is NOT WORTH IT. Not worth the guilt and shame and knowing that I am not being healthy. Just saying "NO" and not letting myself get into those debates will keep me HEALTHY and happy and guiltless! :) 1356 days ago
"I find that I had to stop validating why I "deserve it" or why "I can have it now...look at me, I'm getting healthy, I'm in control"."
OMG!! LOVE THIS!! This weekend, I was tormented with so many of my tempting, trigger foods - macroons, apple bread, bread in general - and one thing that I realized was that my thoughts were that eating it would make me happy. NO IT WON'T!! I am an addict; a small bite of that may not lead into a binge today, but it could tomorrow! And I have come WAY too far to give up now.
And like you said, I don't "deserve" this yummy treat - I deserve good health!!
Am checking out your blog right now!! 1358 days ago