Friday, December 13, 2013
65 days of the writing diet. Hmm. I realized that this will take me over Christmas and that made me happy. Write, walk, eat clean.
I feel so at peace. Nice considering that Christmas is quickly approaching. I don't have huge expectations. I have a few plans that already I see may not work out. It will be fine. Everything will happen as it is supposed to happen and I want to be open to change.
This morning I woke up thinking about sneak eating and eating foods that I know trigger me. I wondered what I can do to prevent it from happening. It was not a paniced feeling... just thinking I should be prepared. Tonight we go to a friend's and I know she spent all last weekend with a friend baking. What affirming words can I tell myself?
I am not perfect. I can admit that. I can tell my friend (because she is one) that I'm not eating goodies because I want to stay clear headed and enjoy my time with her. I know SHE does not want to eat them but she does not have an eating disorder and if she does have one it will only be one. I am not her. I know DH will happily eat some and I know she has lots of people she will give baking to.
I can have one "tomorrow" if I really want it.
Every time I feed the dragon I will want more.... so the longer I can postpone that the better.
I can enjoy this moment more, not in a sugar haze.
It is not about the food. It is about the company.
No, just say no. If I say yes to one I know what will happen. So say no.
I can take something I can put on the wall near the goodies- maybe a snowflake, to remind me that every moment counts and this moment of the dragon 'WANTING' will pass just like the snowflakes melt.... I like this one
Instead think about... music and laughter and jokes.
You have a good joke to share!
Drink lots of water.
Say yes to some very hot hot chocolate to sip! Maybe with peppermint schnapps!
Think about all you and DH have accomplished this year and share that!
Stay positive and grateful and lead the conversation that way.
Do eat veggies!
Share hugs and cuddles.
Encourage other people to share affirmations, accomplishments and gratfulness.
PRAY and keep up a God dialogue in the kitchen
Take something to do with my hands... hmmm... I did have an idea earlier... what was it?
I did my walk and am doing morning pages. My breakfast was good and I got most of my office work caught up. Time now for lunch and then a quick dip in the pool, shower, dress and maybe get those decorations out before DH comes home and we head out. DD comes home Sunday night! I may not get to the computer for days 34 and 33 so I will see you day 32!