Sunday, December 17, 2017
Apart from the 2 bites of chocolate on thursday I have been working on being sugar free again for about 7 days now. The past two days were completely sugar free.
From december 2nd on I ate 'rubbish' (sugar foods) for one week, and before that I was 'sugar free' for 6 weeks. I hope that this mean I am back on track.
Yesterday my husband got his 'christmas package', not sure if that's a tradition in the US, but here most companies give their employees a box filled with luxury foods and/or wine, cosmetic products and such. This tradition started back in the beginning of the previous century when many men would spend their wages and their end-of-year bonus on alcohol. The bosses started that habit of giving a box filled with food so that the money would go to the family not to booze.
We opened his package and of course it was filled with things like chocolate, crisps, popcorn and sweets. Thanfully I have a small cupboard in the basement that can be locked and I asked my husband to put away those tempting foods and hide the key. I'm so glad he understands my situation. I was surprised about how difficult it was for me to see these sweets and know that they are in the house. I had hoped that by now they wouldn't be such a trigger any more, but, I will just have to deal with it as it is.
I posted this elsewhere on SP today but I think it's good to post it here as well.
I try to remind myself: it's importabt to remember what I *really* want. Do I want to just indulge and not have to say no to a food? If that means I get fatter and my health is damaged? When I put it that way it becomes easier to really WANT to say no.
We say no to the food but yes to a sense of control and more balance and health in our life.