One day at a time
Thursday, January 19, 2012
I really feel like I am finally addressing my "issues". Admitting that you have a problem is the first step to correcting it. I had a good day. No sugar cravings, no carb cravings. I don't think I'm out of the woods by any means. I think I will fight this demon for a long, long time, but I'm finally standing up to it!
I've been reading inspirational material, bible study, getting OUTSIDE! My depression has not been an issue at all the last few days. I think the abundance of sunshine and absence of sugar is doing the trick. I have had allergies bothering me so last night after a great afternoon walk and a dose of Benedryll, I slept GREAT! It's amazing what a good night's sleep can do for your disposition!
I have been walking in the afternoons when my cravings traditionally start, so that has helped in that I'm getting out of the house, away from the food and working out, so that I'm more thirsty than hungry when I get home. I've never had much problem in the morning because my mornings are usually busy but the afternoons have always killed me.
I've been doing bible study and inspirational reading first thing in the morning which kind of sets a good tone for my day. Ordinarily I would watch the news but I've found that the food ads on TV are overwhelming!
There is very little "junk" food left in the house. What is here is stuff my son likes that I would never consider eating. So, I think I'm on track for now. But I'm not fooling myself, I'm not getting comfortable because for me, with comfort comes complacency, then compromise then failure. I'm in this for the long haul. Time to chuck the diet and embrace a new way of life, and I'll do it one day at a time.