I Resisted!

March 25, 2008 at 1:58 pm Leave a comment

I often get food cravings at night, especially when I’m stressed or otherwise more emotional than usual.  Last night, regret was bringing me down, making me melancholy. 

I went to bed with my calories on target.  I woke up in the middle of the night, though, with a nearly overwhelming urge to eat Fiber One bars.  They are low-calorie and high-fiber, but they are like candy bars: it’s very hard to eat just one.  They have that crunchy sweetness that is so relaxing to me when I’m upset.  I tossed and turned, trying to forget about the bars and go back to sleep.  That didn’t work, so I got up, washed my face, brushed my hair and went back to bed.  Then, I laid there, telling myself I didn’t need them… that this, too, would pass. 

It worked!  I resisted the compulsion to eat ’em!  I finally drifted off to sleep… no bars needed.  I woke this morning feeling cheerful and victorious, which is a great way to start the day.  Yay!


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