Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Perpetuating the cycle - lessons of an addict
Hello Blogging world!
No update yesterday and only a quick one today?? Yep, sorry! Life goes that way sometimes!
Things are going great. I have my moments of difficulty, but so does everyone. I am hanging on in a seriously great way.
I'm a little hormonal this week, as us ladies tend to get. But, the only thing that has suffered a little is I had one extra day of "rest". Rest simply meaning no formal workout, but I am still striving for 8000 plus steps per day. Gotta keep the body moving, especially when you work a desk job 8-10 hours per day.
I remember so long ago that this little monthly nuisance would be the opportune time to eat my fool head off. No more.
I've been experimenting in the kitchen a bit more, and writing things down a little better. I tried this amazing cinnamon bread that the hubs and I had for breakfast this morning. Check it out HERE
I mean, for real? It's SO delish. This is the reason why I will not make it again for a while.
What? You may be asking?
Well, it's the plight of the food/sugar addict. Even when something is really good for me, and the stats are fabulous, I can't always just add it to my food logs all the time. I WILL begin to over-indulge in it. No, it won't be as bad as grabbing a pint of ice cream, BUT it's perpetuating the cycle. I need to *mostly* stay away from baked goods, candy or chocolate, ice creams, and snacky-type foods. Even if they are sugar free and packed with protein - it doesn't matter. My mental obsession will kick into gear. It won't be long till those healthy versions are not enough.
I'm not going down that road.
I see this happen a lot. I am actually reading a blog written by a woman who is struggling. She is trying to find the "perfect" food plan that will help her lose weight (aren't we all?) But she is tending toward flip-flopping through different plans, not liking them for one reason or another before giving them a full chance. One thing I notice though, is that for each plan, she immediately tries to figure out how to create treats that *supposedly* follow her plan rules. I KNOW her MO! I did the
SAME THING! I only perpetuate my own cycle of addiction!!
Now, I don't know this woman, so I don't know if that is her case. I only know it looks VERY familiar!
I need to follow a rule for myself: If I cannot eat it (as a food and sugar addict) in its original states (full fat, full sugar, etc) I should stay away from it in its *healthier* state. End of story.
Anyway, that's out in the open. I'm leaving work soon to go channel my inner beast at Tuff Girl, and then home to make dinner.