I wasn't hungry. I just wanted to snack... which is one of the bad habits that got me here in the first place!! From 4:30 when I got home from work until 6:30 (dinner time) I found myself pacing the kitchen, opening the fridge door and browsing cabinets. The compulsion to eat was almost irresistable.
What was I going to do?
Finally, I decided to treat myself.... but not with a snack. I made a big pot of a favorite herbal tea, pulled out a pretty mug and treated myself to something I loved that wasn't going to throw me off the diet. I savored each sip of that lemony tea, enjoying it until it was time to start dinner.
As I mentioned in my previous post, compulsive eating is something I've struggled with since I was at least 12 years old. When the urge to eat struck yesterday I knew if I caved in I would not only be dissapointed with myself for torpedoing all the progress I've made so far, I knew it would be easier to cheat the next time I was tempted.
I had to get creative and find a way to destract my brain from the cravings. Tea was the first thing that came to mind. This morning I thought of other things I can do to distract myself from the urge to snack:
- Give myself a pedicure
- Weed a section of the garden
- Vaccuum something
- Spend time in my art studio
- Write an e-mail to a friend
I made it through a challenging moment. I am proud of myself and I face this new day with a stronger resolve to stay the course and keep loosing weight!