Friday, February 22, 2013

NO More

More in  any other language
 is still MORE
I wanted more last night. More food, more choices of food. MORE MORE MORE. I smacked myself and said "Get over it." I did not get more. I did not have more. I did not keep feeding the visions in my head of what more would look like, smell like, taste like.

This morning I feel great. I woke up early, feel great and got right into my day. I didn't feed the squirrels in my head. Just another reminder to remember how it is possible to get over the 'feeling' of wanting without giving in or giving up.

The feeling will come again some day. I don't have to fear it when it does. I can embrace the positive experience of saying "NO" to more.

What do you say to "MORE?"

Jane~

7 comments:

Caron said...

I'm so glad you are posting regularly now. I definitely need your wisdom and I'm trying to get back on track. I haven't strayed too far, but I'll admit I didn't want to see what the scale might say this morning. Ever onward.

Norma said...

I'm glad you're back to regular posts, too. I don't get the MORE very often, but when I do, I whip out the fat pic in my wallet and that's enough to stop me from pretty much anything. Good job on saying NO to MORE, Jane.

affectionforfitness said...

I love what Norma says--the fat pic is a great reminder of *more!* will do.

:-) Marion

Vickie said...

I had a chance to ask my female issues doctor how long to stop eating certain foods when doing an eliminate diet to look for food sensitives. The answer was 2-3 months. So, one stops eating a food for 2-3 months and then adds it back to see if there are symptoms. I am leaving this same message for anyone who I think I have read past posts talking about food sensitivity issues. I think I have read posts where bloggers thought they could drop a food for a couple days and then add it back in to test. Evidently not.

Karen said...

I stop and say "HOLD it, what is it that I really need, I know it's not food".

9 out of 10 times it sleep or a stress break or facing a problem. Occasionally, it's water.

The answer is never in a snack. If I really am hungry, I think of kale or a grilled piece of fish or chicken. If I'm hungry- then sometimes I'll sautee up some kale. If that does not sound good, then it's something else.

Glad you are hooking into the good feeling of listening to the non slippery voice. :)

Sheri M said...

I get sick to death of that voice in my head telling me I need to eat! I fought back urges yesterday too, but today is another day and I am sure it will be back.

Jane Cartelli said...

@norma: I am not a pictures in the wallet person - no photos other than my driver's license - but I am willing to give it a try and carry a really bag picture of me at a top weight.

Vickie: My Gastro MD disagrees with the 2-3 month w/o assessment for gas for many foods. Also, my allergist pointed out that while there are things that do need lengthy time trials, it is not the same for every food or every issue.
In my case (this time), raw kale was the offender when used with whey or egg proteins - unless I dropped the quantity to 1/4 cup minced instead of a full cup minced.