The "poor me" syndrome is REAL! We all need to be aware of it, especially when it comes to social food centered gatherings. It is really common for someone to go through a whole slew of food challenging situations while holding to their resolve, only to go home and blow it all on a sleeve of saltines. A lot of pent up energy can accumulate during those times we resist temptations and like an over inflated balloon, it's gonna blow!
We need to be aware of the emotional dialog going on in our head and don't allow even the tiniest thought of "Poor me" or, "OMG what am I missing out on!" or, "Everyone else in the world is having fun and eating whatever they want but me...IT"S NOT FAIR!". Shut that down before it takes root. Instead, keep telling yourself that "This (meaning Cambridge) is what I am doing right now." Remind yourself that the food will always be there. There is nothing you are passing on today that won't be there later or next year or whenever, but hopefully by then you won't want it.
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