OLD HABITS REALLY DO DIE HARD!
Saturday, December 14, 2019
I was very busy away from home yesterday. Now that is very unusual for me- I am a retired and happily staying at home Grandma! But it was 74 degrees yesterday, sun was shining and husband was home. So I dragged him shopping, then we had a birthday party. This was after a morning of house cleaning. Now the good news is that I have more energy since starting SparkPeople. The bad news is that I bought a bunch of a Christmas candy without even thinking twice about how I was trying to change my life! Lifelong habits are hard to break! I was buying all of the Christmas candy I have purchased for my whole life, came home and remembered that I hadn’t blogged all day! And I read some mail from my SparkFriends and realized that my “old” me had been inhabiting my mind all day! And I fell apart. I cried and told myself that I was back to my old me-two and a half months of working on changing me and trying to reduce my sugar and white flour cravings and poof! The scary thing is that I NEVER EVEN THOUGHT ABOUT IT! I just fell into old Christmas shopping patterns without a thought. Oh well, at least I remembered to check in and it all came flooding back. I wonder now if thought patterns ever really change. I always have to be on guard against our old thought patterns sliding back in. Sigh! But thank you SparkPeople for being there to remind me of what I am trying to do.