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Fighting Regret

Thursday, October 20, 2011

We've all done it.
Relapse.
Un-learning the good things we've come to believe in almost no time at all.

Then, coming to the conclusion that now is now, and we begin retraining ourselves.

Today, I fought with myself over something silly.
Sodium.
I had too much during lunch, and was angry at myself. I was munching on dark chocolate chips I keep hidden in my desk (what? emergencies happen!) when the quake hit today (yes, everyone and everything is fine. Maybe a lawn chair fell over.).
I had already plugged in my typical breakfast, and had plenty to spare for the day.

But the sodium at lunch. Sodium- not even calories, those were within a perfectly normal and healthy range. It was almost my entire day's worth of that one nutrient, and it was almost enough to send me spiraling back into my tub o' lard flavored ice cream.

How silly is that?!
It was time for a little talk with myself.
I sat myself down on the unmade bed, and prepared for a coming to jesus.

Me: Ok, really, what's going on?
Self: I dunno.. kinda blew it already, ya'know? And.. there's so much stuff we gotta do! make the bed, do laundry, clean the kitchen, take out trash, finish freelance, call the vet, send some invoices, pay the bills..
Me: So.. do you REALLY want ice cream?
Self: YES, duh. I mean.. yes..? maybe?
Me: Are you *craving* it, or just kinda want it? Is it the milk you want, the flavor?
Self: Um..
Me: Wow, not even the flavor, huh?
Self: The longer you talk, the less good it sounds.
Me: Are you hungry at all?
Self: Not really..?
Me: FFS!
Self: Maybe we should get some fresh air. That sounds nice.
Me: Ya'know, I'm with you on that.

So we went for a walk instead, and planned our weights routine for tonight.
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  • GHK1962
    I went home and finally read about it. 6 miles down yup yup
    3420 days ago
  • TRYINKEEPUP
    somewhere in the 3.9-4.2 range. shook the house pretty hard, but no damage. centered near where I worked- but I had the day off.


    annnd another, but again, same range, and everything seems to be ok.
    3420 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/20/2011 11:35:09 PM
  • GHK1962
    Nice self talk.

    It may take a bit to re-train some good habits back. But you'll get there. Maybe a challenge or two (hint hint).

    I did not hear about an EQ....magnitude?
    3421 days ago
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