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Day 29 - one day left!

Tuesday, March 03, 2020

My resolve was quite low today.

My son asked to make meringues, which was enjoyable up until the point the smoke alarm went off in the house! At some point, he must have turned the oven up without me noticing, resulting in burnt meringues! Still, at least with baking with my son, the point is more the process than the eating. My sweet boy simply said, "well, at least we tried".

I did eat some of the burnt meringue and then some cookies later in the day, so there was definite sugar-snacking taking place. I have been wondering what is different and realised I haven't been watching 'no sugar' videos and I think I've also been busy wondering about what is next, and not as focused on what I'm doing right now.

Another thing is that as my running routine has increased, I'm hearing a little voice in my head telling me that it's okay to snack because I've done so much running! So, another little voice to pay attention to.

I've decided to allocate one day a week as a hot chocolate / mocha chocolate day, but I have to choose a day. And then, to allow myself the dark chocolate after dinner. The dark chocolate once a day used to work very well for me. I'm still not 100% sure I am as ready for that, yet. But I do think having one day in the week where I know I can have that hot chocolate - especially on these colder days will be good for me.

The greatest help to me has been the knowledge of why keeping my sugar levels down is healthy. Having those facts and tit-bits of information in my mind does stop me from wanting to eat the sugar. I guess it removes the emotional factor and reminds me that at the end of the day food is substance for my body.

What appears to be toughest is my emotional need for comfort when I am stressed or ill.
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