So I need a plan. Well, I have a food plan. Three meals a day. No snacks. No binge foods. Only one plate or bowl per meal. I can do this at home. I can even factor in eating out once in a while. Can I maintain my plan at the workshop? Will I maintain my plan at the workshop?
With 57 days invested in abstinence so far, I certainly don't want to re-set the counter... nor do I want to slide again into the binge foods abyss. Ten things that might help me stay on course:
- take sugar-free gum... several flavors
- take a good supply of bottled water and a few cans of diet soda
- don't worry (or even think) about the second challenge until this one is behind me
- pray (something I rarely do; hardly know how to do)
- walk rather than eat; when temptation strikes, take a quick walk around the building or down the street and back
- tell the student(s) next to me what I am doing; make a verbal commitment to them about my food plan each day
- make a commitment about sticking to my food plan here on my blog and report at the end of the workshop (probably no access to Internet while there)
- remember that I'm there to PLAY and learn; my work does not have to be good or perfect or pretty or remarkable in any way
- make a verbal commitment about sticking to my food plan to my husband and call him every night to report
- ask if any readers have other suggestions... maybe things that have worked for them
To my readers... Yes, I do commit to sticking to my food plan and will report when I return. And yes, I do welcome any suggestions you have.
No, thanks to the above list, I'm not going to write about the second challenge happening one week later... Time for that when I return from the workshop. Posting will probably be sparse, but I'll be baaaack!