Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Beck card for the day:
"Hunger and cravings aren't emergencies. I can tolerate them. They're mild compared to ________________." (I filled in CHILDBIRTH!) "I'm going to eat again in ____ hours anyway."
I've consciously been trying to incorporate this Beck philosophy the last week or so, and really, once I RECOGNIZE the feeling that I want to eat it's not that hard to resist.
I mean, physically I'm certainly NOT starving, anyone can see that. So it's just a matter of being AWARE of the rumbling that starts in my brain as an impulse to eat, and somehow ends up with me "waking up" with cookie crumbs on my face, wondering what happened!
If I can "catch" the impulse when it is still an impulse, I can tell myself "Oh, I feel the desire/need to eat. Am I hungry for an apple? Then have one. If I don't want to eat an apple, THEN I'M NOT HUNGRY."
HUNGER AND CRAVINGS ARE NOT EMERGENCIES!
Have an emergency-free day today, and as Vandal would say, make it a GREAT day because why make it anything else??