doing things differently
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
I have a loved family member who is passionate about sugar. I am going to visit family in October and am preparing myself to handle things differently than I have in the past. Every time I have gone home in the past few years I have gotten off track. In thinking about what I could have done differently I realize I could have been more consistent. Sometimes I would say yes to chocolate and sometimes no. So I was sending mixed messages. I have been off sugar for a while now, and love the freedom from cravings that I have now. I don't want to lose that freedom. It will be tough, because it is my mom's 90th birthday and we're having a party for her, with people coming from all over the country. I am sure that said beloved family member will give sweet treats abundantly. It's not the calories of the visit that matter so much. It's that I get off track. Somehow I want to devise a plan to stay serene and loving and present and off sugar. The best thing I have thought of so far is to just not take the first bite. I anticipate this: "Not even a bite of your mother's 90th birthday cake?!!"
Hmmm. Going to need to think of some more strategies...