I'm not going to lie, yesterday was a BIG struggle for me. I had a stressful family situation going on and I had sweets/chocolate cravings for all of the afternoon and evening.
In spite of joining the Taming Your Sweet Tooth Challenge a few days ago and journaling about the cravings, I was ready last night to throw in the towel and binge. If not for blogging, "Breaking Up With Sweets" and getting Incredible Support from fellow Sparkers and Spark friends, alike, I would have succumbed to temptation. I truly appreciate each and every word of encouragement!!!
Instead of eating food (sweets) I didn't need, I washed the dinner dishes. I had been so depressed yesterday afternoon and evening that I was going to leave the dishes for today, but doing them got my mind off my cravings and I woke up to a clean kitchen this morning. Win-Win!!! I also brushed my teeth, which is my signal that I'm done eating for the day.
Today, the situation hasn't changed, but things seem more manageable, and I am reconciled to accepting the situation, however it turns out. I have walked, done my physical therapy, tracked my nutrition, am drinking lots of water, and have interacted with Spark friends and Spark Teammates and have tried to stay positive.
One day at a time, I'm going to try HARD to stay strong. Thanks to fellow Sparkers, I continue to believe I can do it. And, please, if anyone reading this ever needs support, please reach out to me and I will be there for you, too. Thanks again, everyone, from the bottom of my heart!!!!