Well done MaryL
Posted by Pam T on 11/8/2018, 6:38 pm, in reply to "Re: Donuts -Just say no."
Every time you say "No", it is like putting another brick in the wall separating the old you from the new. Plus, the longer you stop eating sugar, the less it will call out to you. This I know from experience. I used to easily eat an entire bag of chocolate chips without a thought. I would eat entire boxes (yes, that is multiple) of snack cakes. If I had flour, butter, and sugar in my house I would make SOMETHING out of it and it was usually at night after putting my kids to bed. I was addicted, compulsive, powerless, possessed, whatever ya want to call it, I was sick. |
Sugar has no power over me anymore. I can say with 100% truth that I am over whatever it was that controlled me. Time and a growing desire to pursue good health and get off of medications that made me feel like garbage was what it took. Getting over addictions is not a walk in the park. We struggle, no matter what the substance, but believe in your recovery. Know that it is within you to leave that behind and find positive productive ways to deal with your stress and no longer contribute to it by unhealthy choices. Sometimes our empathy and compassion for our fellow man and focusing on the chaos around us can leave us feeling empty or scared or hopeless. Food will not help any of those things and the temporary comfort or distraction of compulsive eating will always leave us feeling worse and more out of control.
Keep building that wall MaryL. Brick by brick.