It’s winter and since I grew up and live in the Northeast, we get snow! I have fond memories of snowstorms growing up where we baked while cozy at home, therefore, the association of baking during snowstorms is natural. Well, we got a snowstorm on Thursday and, SURPRISE, I wanted to bake. Although I follow a food plan where I eat what I want in a mindful way (eating when hungry and stopping when full) and no food is taboo, I wanted to avoid the pitfall of a potential binge after the baking was done! They tell me that awareness is the first step in heading off the urge so I was happy I identified the all too familiar feeling.
So, what did I do? Well, I thought about stopping at the local grocery to buy ingredients for my favorite food, chocolate chip cookies, until I remembered the last time. I ate some each day for days but didn’t binge on them, however, after the treats were gone, I really didn’t feel great about having eaten them.
I have found, after being in recovery for a year and a half, that I have delved deeper into mindful eating where I try to anticipate the way I may feel after eating. Since I didn’t feel great the last time I indulged, I decided that I didn’t want to feel that way again. Proudly, I resisted the trip to the grocery this time!
I’m happy that this is 1 stepping stone closer to hitting my LifeStride!!!!!!!!!!!!