Saturday, November 21, 2009

Food Porn

I am finding myself unable to not stare at the festive, holiday food packages in the stores. I can avoid the entire candy aisle without a problem but there are booby traps on every end unit of the aisles. There were displays everywhere. In Sam's there are food gift baskets that are so sexy with lusty candies and cheeses. The chocolate displays are seductive and I am drawn to them. It is pure food porn. I do not need it. I am drawn to it like a moth to a hot flame. I am grateful to be aware of this so that I can act myself into a new way of thinking. When I see the stuff I do pause and sometimes look for a few moments but I do not move closer to the displays. Once I realize what I am doing I push myself away from the headlight that has caught this deer's attention and I get back to the business at hand. It is not always easy but it is what I do to keep myself from the next first bite - the one that leads into a binge.
This worked today in 4 different stores - all of them heavy on holiday sweets and savories. I did not pick up anything inapropriate to my food plan. I did not change my plan for the day and eat out for dinner. I did not eat anything extra between meals - and I ate dinner at a good time - not too late. All this helps me to keep the pounds off for another day.

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