cravings are still very much an issue.
But I can identify them when they happen and name them for what they are.
After lunch and dinner I still crave a sweet. I have been eating
strawberries or an apple and drinking hot tea.
Chocolate is ever present in my mind. I was eating a lot of it before
I started this. So it's not surprising. The chocolate thoughts come
when I used to eat it-- mid afternoon, after work, before bed.
Habitual thinking I have to reprogram.
I also have snacks the kids like but I don't. I threw out the Hersey
bars. Chips ahoy are gone too.
My before bed routine has to change. I can't put the kids to bed then
sit on the couch. That is a minefield of bad habits. So tonight I sat
in my front room while listening to music and painting my nails. So no
food issues to get sucked into.
It's hard. Breaking bad habits is a bitch.
My mantra is "sugar makes me crazy. I can't be crazy." And also, "I
just have to get through today. I can get through today (or the next
hour or the next 20 minutes)."