'Tis the Season to be Mindful of Triggers
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
There I was circling the Trader Joe's dessert table like a hawk stalking it's prey. I wanted desperately for a worker to smile and ask, "Miss, would you like to sample anything?" Won't somebody take pity on me and break open oh I don't know...some brookies or that chocolate pecan bar that had me head over heals in love when I tried a sample last holiday season?! After 4, 5, maybe 72 laps around the dessert table, I gave up and wheeled my cart to the check-out counter. Once in my car, I took a handful of raw, unsalted cashews to fill that craving for something special and full of fat. Thank goodness it was healthy fats and it didn't set off any binging. Eventually, the memories of all those desserts singing their sweet song faded into the distance.
'Tis the season for me to be MINDFUL of my triggers. 'Tis the season for me to keep exercising, weighing myself and finding new healthy food combinations to keep me content.'Tis the season to make sleep a priority so I have the energy for will power. I may weight close to 20 pounds less than I did this same time last year, but I still have the same struggles and I need to be vigilant and plan. I need to keep the memory fresh of miserable binges, ill fitting clothing and frustration that nothing seemed to work. Too often when I lose weight, I delude myself into thinking I am a natural and can now indulge as I please. FalalalaLIES! I must remind myself myself of the struggles and the truth.
Happy healthiness and Merry exercise to all!