Support Group Time: How do you justify eating something RIGHT NOW?
Like the title? That's just something I was thinking about as I was struggling to get back on plan. Here's a little conversation I had with myself on that very topic:
Ooooh, I want chocolate fudge cake with thick real frosting. And chocolate curls on top.
Because it sounds soooo good.
Uh! Because it does!
And what will happen if I don't get some NOW?
I mean, it's not like I'll NEVER have the opportunity again.
Chocolate cake will not disappear off the face of this Earth.
Yeah, well, duh.
So, since it won't be disappearing any time soon, why do I have to have it NOW?
I guess I don't.
No, you don't.
But I can have it sometime, right?
Of course! But not as a reward for getting healthy.
Because that would be rewarding good behavior with something that's not in keeping with the plan.
It's like rewarding a child for not picking his nose, by saying "pick your nose".
Uh, yeah. Gross.
But it makes sense, and gets the point across!
So the thinking that "I have to have such-and-such NOW" is silly because there will always be another opportunity later.
And if there isn't another opportunity later, like if crabs go extinct or all the cows in the world die, then that's ok. Because NO ONE will ever have that opportunity .. not just me.
I guess that's a way to look at it.
Okay. I don't need that chocolate cake now. Maybe later.
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