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Friday, May 26, 2017

Now I am waiting 10 minutes until I have the sugar...in the form of guava paste...it is like thick fruit rollup...I am writing for ten minutes about the craving because I have just eaten lunch and I was actually thinking about it even before lunch...because I saw it and I avoided having at at the beginning...but it shows me how obsessed I get with the food thoughts once the door opens....Even a good lunch....with good fruit to end it doesn't satisfy the urges....so I decided to reflect on how my last 28 day challenge went...


The most interesting thing is that I added a goal of waiting 15 minutes before eating on this kind of impulse...the writing is a new idea from the sugar craving challenge....I tried to delay a few times and it helped. I was able to skip the goodie a few times. I also decided a few times that I wasn't even going to try...and now it is good to review how good it feels to actually face the urge that feels so strong and just notice it without taking the action of putting food to mouth....

I once read about a concept called urge surfing where we notice the urge and just let it ride...haha...i was not able to do that then...maybe now I can...

as for the rest of the goals...I am happy that the flossing is a habit..again. It had been a habit but I got sucked in to not caring about that when I was depressed and then I didn't like that leftover effect...the truth is that I don't take good care of myself when I don't feel good in my head or maybe it is the other way around...I don't feel good about myself when I don't take care of myself....

That is really the big take away for me over the last few 28 day challenged...I need to take care of myself. There are certain things I must do everyday...or at least most days to feel healthy and feed my spirit. Here they are:
Take care of my body: floss, move, strength train, meditate

...timer is over...let's see what happens....

back to the taking care....

Take care of my body: floss, move, strength train, stretch

Take care of emotions: write ('they' say), meditate ,talk to people

Take care of my spirit: plan (so I don't have to think to hard about what to do next or run around searching for shoes, books, lunch....early in the morning) pray , express gratitude, reflect and adjust, keep environment as ordered as possible, enjoy life....

I think if I do most of the above on most days, then I will have an easier go of taking a pause before I indulge an urge....

ok. for now I've decided no guava paste..just tea, for now.

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    951 days ago
    update: I avoided the sugary sweet at mid day and then the day turned to night...I went to my swim class. There are always cookies in class. I told myself I did not need them and I didn't have any at the beginning..then we had a shift in the class we had been swimming a while. I was doing something difficult for me (flip turns....uggg I am having trouble....) and I had the grain bar I brought and there were new cookies...covered in chocolate...so I had some...and after class I took 2 lemon oreos because they seem so exotic and special and then I had the hamburger I planned and when I got home I had Cheetos (!) and hot chocolate almond milk....what is this thing at night...awareness dissolves...well I guess I'll just be happy that the middle of the day is getting better...next step will be evenings. I'll keep trying.
    969 days ago
    Awesome way to reflect and avoid the cravings. At least for now.
    969 days ago
    Good job!
    969 days ago
  • MSANN59
    I have never eaten guava paste good luck 👍🍀
    969 days ago
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