Was looking for "diet" clipart at fotosearch.com... no idea what to write for today. I saw this pic and knew it was IT.
See, I've been craving a huge sub sandwich with ham, turkey, tomato slices, a thick layer of mayo, onions, lettuce, lots of cheese and a little spicy brown mustard. And Krispy Kreme doughnuts. And Fuddruckers cheeseburgers. And even no-salt fries.
But with my weigh-in yesterday and my problem finding something to wear to this family thing, I resist. I try to close the door on those thoughts when I have them, and get busy with something else.
Or drink a big glass of ice-water or tea.
Or go watch my chickens and goats.
Or unpack another box.
Or weed the garden.
You get the idea.
What do YOU do when you feel tempted and you want to successfully navigate through it without eating?
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Edited at 7:55 a.m.:
I wanted to add this little bit, even tho this already posted. I've been thinking about it and can't keep silent any longer. I followed some links yesterday to another dieter's blog. He lives in NY and is very vocal and argumentative and, well, mean to some other bloggers. I wonder how he got so many followers being so "honest" while blasting people who don't think as he does. He says that there's no excuse for not losing weight because if you eat less and move more, the math is there. We must be lying about what we're really eating or exercising. He also said that there should NEVER be a planned binge or planned cheat because that defeats the purpose of dieting. Among other things.
I have to say that I'm working to change my life, not just diet. I want to be healthy in such a way that I can sustain it for the rest of my life. That means from time to time, I want a frigging cheeseburger! I want to know I can have peanut butter and chocolate chips and it's NOT a cheat! It's part of my new life. It sure as hell is better than eating a bag of reese's peanut butter cups or a 10-pack of Snickers bars (which I used to do), and THAT's my goal!
And about the numbers ... come on! Is he a medical professional? Is he inside of our bodies? I found research just last night that says if we don't drink enough water, the liver (which processes fat) will have to compensate for the kidneys, so the liver has to ignore it's primary job. So .. maybe there are days when we don't drink enough water and that's why we don't lose another pound. Or maybe we have underlying tyroid problems. Or maybe it's water retention because it's our time of the month. Or maybe we didn't eat enough fiber and we're backed up so that poo is adding more weight.
I don't plan to get into a blog war with this person. Probably doesn't know I'm alive, which is fine with me. I also made the conscious decision to not read blogs that tout this guy's wonderful command of speech and reality, or who have private membership blogs to get away from him. I'll continue to work on my health in MY way, and people agree with me, fine. If they don't, fine.
If I lose readers, or never add another one, well, I'm doing this getting healthy thing for ME. If I help someone else along the way, great. If not, then I've gotten healthy the best way I know how, and that's good enough for me.
Sorry. Had to vent.
Yet another delay - I honestly started back on my writing, while preparing to get the house ready to sell and monitoring my son's epilepsy ... then it happened. Another lump ...