Thursday, June 08, 2006

Sometimes, it pays off....

Last night, I had a wicked, wicked craving for salt and vinegar chips. Like a whole bag. So early in the evening, I decided I would indulge myself in this idea - after all, my craving was overpowering all the logic that underlies the reason for this blog! You know when that happens - nothing else matters except that temporary satiation....and then the crappy feeling that follows. Except, we never think about the crappy feeling that follows.

But then, for the first time in weeks, I actually thought about it. Did I really want to do that to myself? Was it really worth it? My body was screaming "yes, yes"...but my mind was riddled with confusion. So, I decided that I'd go on a walk. If, upon returning from my walk, I still wanted the chips so badly - well then, I'd just have them.

I went on my walk. Came back - and honestly, couldn't be bothered anymore. I even added some veggies to my dinner. And I finally felt like I was in control again.

Was it worth it? Hell, yes. I was even down a pound on the scale this morning. Does it mean that logic will always prevail? God, no. It just means that I need to ask myself whether I really need something before it gets vacuumed into my body.

I'm still stressed today, but at least I've taken the first step in managing it!

6 comments:

t. said...

Excellent Sonya!!!!
you have been so strong! I think I would have given in at second number 5 since the beginning of mind confusion, while you worked out an alternative! Well done!
You should feel super proud of yourself!

Jen said...

Good for you!!! That's a great strategy, I'm going to give it a go next time the chocolate monster is screaming in my head. I agree, you should feel VERY proud of yourself!

Empty Your Cookie Jar *Healthifica* - Health Newsletter, Articles and Blogs said...

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alea said...

Hey there... I just found your blog and read all of your posts from the beginning. Just wanted to say hello and let you know that I really like your writing style! I'll be back to read more... :)

Best of luck for your weight loss!

The Venus said...

Way to go resisting the evil salt and vinegar chip temptation! :)

KleoPatra said...

KEEP up the GREAT work, Sonya!!