Food is not an Emergency

I didn’t get enough sleep last night. Maybe 5 hours. By itself, that depletes my emotional reserves that give me the will to stay on plan instead of diving into Cabernet and cheese and crackers. I’m classy like that. 

I also worked late, which meant I couldn’t go to bed super early. AND I forgot that I would be working late and would need dinner. So I strategized by deciding to buy a meal EARLY in the day while I still had willpower. I did great! A make-your-own salad with grilled chicken and oil and vinegar. I pushed the rest of my meals until later so I didn’t have to make hard food choices at 5. 

But then 5pm rolled around, and I knew I wasn’t done with work until 8, and I started thinking things like: “It won’t matter if I get a baked potato with butter and sour cream.” But allowing that thought is dangerous-what you focus on, you get more of. So I moved onto distract, and when I checked out Facebook, my favorite author of all-time, Martha Beck, was answering questions about her new writing class I am going to attend! So I asked her a question. Honestly, I just wanted to connect. And she answered!!! So on this really tough food day, I chatted with Martha Beck. Thanks Universe!!! 

After that I remembered that hunger is not an emergency and I could handle the rest of the day without coping through food. 

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