The danger of the slippery slope
Tuesday, December 06, 2011
When we are full-on into a binge, how many times can we remember what the trigger was? It was probably around the time of "whatever-it-was!" etc,etc,etc. I'm NOT into a binge right now, THANK GOD, and haven't done that in many months, or even years, now. But something in another Spark member's blog about choices spurred me into thinking: "We never know ahead of time which step on the slippery slope will send us careening down the mountainside and into the valley of despair."
It hit me because I have spent several evenings recently, over-snacking on things like granola bars, Cheerios with almond milk and raisins, and low fat little cracker chips that seem innocent enough, in my mind, at the time. We can rationalize anything!! But taken as a whole,eaten together, for several nights in a row, you find yourself back into the throes of uncontrollable night time eating. I had plenty of weight watcher points left for the day, so I could let these somewhat healthy foods slip by. Slippery slope.
The opportunity for a good choice comes in when you grab a breath, and make the choice to absolutely forbid yourself to go back into the kitchen again. Instead, you FORCE YOURSELF to lie down under the blankets, count your blessings, watch the TV, or go to sleep. What you have done is save yourself from emotional pain, mental anguish, and even physical disease. It should be so easy, but slippery slopes are where we LIE to ourselves that this one little bite doesn't matter! As soon as we even think that, we should stop and think OMG the Tsunami is on the way. Run for your life!!
I hope this blog will help someone today as much as the Choices blog, and now, these words have helped me. Hugs and prayers to you all.