This little lovely cost me 10 points last Friday:
A peanut butter cookie dough shake from Millie's in Sugarhouse. I went down to my Mom's for the weekend and as we approached Salt Lake City, I made a conscious decision to blow my points for the day. I mean, how often do I have access to a scrumptious 800 calorie shake? The first several bites were pure heaven. So, so good. As I approached the bottom, I started feeling gross, and yet I couldn't stop myself until I had slurped up every last morsel. When it was all over, I actually had a glimpse of understanding into the temptation to be bulimic.
Pigging out just isn't as fun as it once was. Or, more accurately, pigging out just isn't as satisfying as it once was. I used to pig out, feel gross, but then the next day I just craved more. But now I'm finding the "yuck" that follows overindulgence to be a good motivator for me. The day after, my body is craving good veggies and fruit, protein and whole grain. And I actually feel good about satiating those cravings. This whole health challenge has made it clear to me that it is TOTALLY possible to retrain your body. After enough time, your cravings change and you find joy in eating healthy things, just as you once found joy in gorging yourself on sugar cookies. Well, not you, me.