Friday, January 24, 2020
The problem is real. I can not walk past a sweet without digging in. I no longer have a bedside hospital job. I have moved to a desk. I did however spend about 10 years at the bedside. We did a Cage screening to look for potential addiction to alcohol upon admission. I am good on the alcohol, but if you substitute food or sugar, I am off the scale.
These are the basic questions:
Have you ever felt you needed to Cut down on your drinking?
Have people Annoyed you by criticizing your drinking?
Have you ever felt Guilty about drinking?
Have you ever felt you needed a drink first thing in the morning (Eye-opener) to steady your nerves or to get rid of a hangover?[
Now change the word drinking to eating. I am off the scale.
I do feel the need to cut back on food, but feel helpless. The pull to fill up on more food is greater then my strength to avoid.
I get annoyed when others critique my intake at mealtime. I can hear myself saying,"it is none of you business if I am going up for a 3rd plate."
The guilt . Oh yes, how many times have I said, "I really should not have done that."
The eye opener, Yes, a food hangover is real. How often do I say, "a sausage biscuit will give me the pick up I need."
Where do I go from here?