Following a craving through to the end...
Friday, February 17, 2012
Good afternoon friends!
I've been skipping the cookies for a couple of days now, focusing on eating a higher quality of food for a snack. No surprise that my cravings are much lower now. I know I've had this "aha" moment before, but this is a learning process...maybe I'm just learning this slowly!
I read something this morning in a devotional that AA uses, which I'm going to try to use when I find myself having a craving for junk...it went something like "follow the drink through to the end"...or in my case "follow the craving through to the end".
So mine would look like this...if I eat a serving or half a serving of cookies, I just might want another serving and another, until the bag is gone...and then I just might head on over to some pretzels....because everyone knows you have to eat salty after you eat sweet...and then I might need something sweet again...and then the next day I'll feel sick and bloated and disgusted with myself...and the next time I get on the scale it won't have moved in the right direction...and then I'll try to sacrifice calories so I can make up the difference. Or I'll workout extra the next day to make up for the snacking...
So following a craving through to the end...might help me put that craving into perspective...and maybe it won't be such a struggle to have just one.