Thought I'd share a nice thing MyGuy did for me after my gum surgery this last Monday. It was a rough first day, but I've been doing well ever since. I am on liquids/smooshy foods that will basically melt in my mouth... no chewing. I can't wear my partial til all healed, so no bottom "chewers". Might be a while. So he bought me this rather expensive treat:
Mmmmm! It was veeerrry nice. Their tag line is "You'll swear it's made in heaven". Well, maybe not THAT nice, but definitely made me feel pampered. For a stevia sweetened cream soda, Virgil's Zero Cream Soda was excellent.
And I think, mentally, it helped me. I don't think I'm alone in being tempted to make exceptions and excuses to go off plan when we feel bad, or are sick, or any of a zillion other "reasons". And yep... I was sorely tempted. :-}
But I stuck. Barely... but I did. And doing little things like this helps. Yes, I know, it would be healthier to NOT want an "edible" treat. I did those other kinds of things, too. But hey, it is what it is. And this helped me not go ballistic with the food, using and abusing it. Ya do what ya gotta do. :-D
From Dr Phil's book: "Instinctual drift: the tendency, under stress, to revert to natural tendencies... learned behaviors - so over learned, in fact, that they have become second nature habits to which you instinctually drift when under stress or pressure, whenever you're not actively managing your weight, your health and your life with a great degree of awareness and programming."
My verse for today: "God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble."
My quote for today: "One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar." --Helen Keller
Enjoy the Journey,