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That inner war

Monday, March 08, 2021

We have all been in this war. The one where you start arguing with your self about something. You are rolling on just fine then you hear it. I want a Cheeseburger and it doesn't fit your plan. You tell your self no, you don't need it. But you are tired or sad or whatever and you DESERVE it. So the war begins. Back and forth. Health vs habit. Rebellion vs, reason.

I argued with myself for a good 45 minutes today. I tried to distract myself and went and did errands. I went to the drugstore which is next to Burger King. Then I got in line at the drive through. Still arguing. I will just get a kids meal. But then you only get a small soda! You may as well get a regular size meal and then you can drink your diet coke while you finish errands. I was saved however because the line was too long so I left. Then when I turned around, there was a Wendy's. Again, the line was too long so I said screw it. I went to the store and did some other things and my cravings disappeared as I got home and unloaded the groceries. I ate some grapes and that helped. So for like 2 hours today I argued with myself and I would like to say, I talked myself out of it but I didn't. I was saved by outside intervention.

How do you win the argument against yourself? What do you do to win the war?

One thing I did realize is good habits breed good habits. I was in a situation this weekend where food planning was not possible and I did the best I could. I moved my sister 6 hours away and I just was not able to eat like I usually do, then of course, I had some cocktails Saturday, too. I am not upset at myself about it because Life happens but when I start letting loose, it is harder to get back on track. I am also very tired so that is not helping at all.

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    Great blog. I am very frustrated with myself because I have given up the war lately. I am just earring. My thing is that I just snack and snack and snack and snack. I eat healthy stuff for the most part but way to much of it. It is compulsive. I used to chew pack after pack of gum. Quit that, which was hard, then tic tacks. quit that. Ug. I need to breath and ask myself, do you really need that. I too say, but you are tired, you need that for energy. I need to stay up and drink a full glass of water maybe. Need to get back on track. So no answers but it really helped to read this. I am not alone. You are not alone. AMAZING JOB not giving in!!!!
    137 days ago
    Oh, I'm a veteran of, AND on active duty in, this wanna-war. In the past, a good mindset did it. But I can't seem to find that precious headspace these days.

    Let us know if you find it! emoticon
    137 days ago
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