The next few days, right through to the end of the weekend, are going to be incredibly busy. This will be a new opportunity for dealing with my eating issues under different circumstances. In the last couple of months I have had to learn how to cope with frustration and sadness without running for the nearest cheesecake, but now I am faced with a tougher enemy: deadlines.
The lack of time that I will be facing in the coming days is going to be significant and I know that in the past when I have been faced with that particular challenge I tend to grab food that is easy, on the go, and often comforting. In the past doughnuts, cookies, hot chocolate, fast food burgers, and chocolate bars are a few of the things I have generally turned to as I flew from one jam packed moment to the next.
This time I am doing my best to prepare myself. I am taking stock of how I am feeling and – while time may not necessarily be on my side right now – I am going into this with an awareness of the challenges I will face and ways that I can attempt to tackle them. I know that I can find salads in most of the places that sell French fries. I can’t convince myself to make unhealthy choices with lies about how candy will give me as long lasting an energy boost as fresh fruit. I won’t conveniently forget that water is an option at pretty much every establishment.
I may be embarking on a very busy few days, but I am still preparing for me to walk away from them with little to no consequences of poor choices while amid their chaos. I can do this. I will do this.
FOOD & BEVERAGES:
- 8 glasses of water throughout the day
- 1 plum
- 1 toasted whole wheat English muffin with light peanut butter and strawberry jam
- 1/2 cup of steamed cauliflower with margarine
- 2 slices of ham with mustard
- 3 cups of salad with lettuce, cucumber, celery, apple, raisins, carrots, and fat free Italian dressing
- 1/2 cup of raisins
- 1 hour and 30 minute walk