Monday, September 20, 2010

Confession

I've suddenly started craving junk food. Well, not suddenly. It's been a gradual process of having a little nibble of this and a taste of that. And "suddenly" I find myself walking right past 100 lbs of produce to stand in front of my pantry looking for something (chocolate cake? Cheetos? they aren't there- thank heavens!) to satisfy this surprising craving. It surprises me because up to this point I have had no cravings at all.

I've been confused by these cravings and a little disappointed in my body that it would "suddenly" trick me like this. But, one thing I have gained in this quest for health is the ability to be much more honest with myself. So I took a good long look at what was happening.

Could it be possible that a few little daily mouthfuls of sugary salty fat could create such strong cravings? Yes.

I want those cravings gone - banished back to 2009. I know how to do that - I have to walk that veggie line. Fortunately, I've only indulged in sugar, processed grains, and extra fat so I don't have to overcome  meat/dairy/caffeine cravings too. It will take about 3 days for the cravings to disappear. And then it will be easy again.

I start today.

6 comments:

the wrath of khandrea said...

i admire your discipline and desire to stay on target here. you are extremely self-aware, and i find it motivating in my own struggles... which have absolutely nothing to do with food. interesting, huh?

Kimberly said...

Nice work. I think the thing that intrigues me most about this eating plan (or whatever you want to call it) is that you actually don't want the stuff you aren't eating. It is hard for me to imagine not wanting chocolate, diet coke, cheese, etc....

Kimberly said...

Nice work. I think the thing that intrigues me most about this eating plan (or whatever you want to call it) is that you actually don't want the stuff you aren't eating. It is hard for me to imagine not wanting chocolate, diet coke, cheese, etc....

Kimberly said...

Why did it say there was an error and try again, if it was just going to post twice?! Annoying.

Emily said...

Robin, YES. I KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN!

I am eating so much healthier now, after doing the very strict 6 week experiment, but like you said, salt and sugar and a little more oil has crept back into my diet. Not that those things are really terrible, but they do definitely affect my cravings for MORE!

Joe and I are back to the super strict 6 week plan, but this time for 2-3 weeks. We are on week 2. I was surprised by how my body felt a tiny bit of withdrawl again. I think I'm especially affected by sugar and sugar cravings. It totally affects my energy level.

Here's to periodically getting back on the super strict wagon! :) Doesn't it feel great, though?

Linda said...

You have 100# produce on your counter?