We've all got them...GIANTS...big things that beat us up and rob us blind...and leave us broken.
Sugar and Starches are giants in my land...
25 months ago I headed off on a journey of breaking the control of controlling foods or the big giants in my land...
Just back from a 4 day trip to the beach. I left my simple "giant-free" land and went into the enemy territory....the beach, the foods, the beer....that whole "wasting away in Margaritaville" mentality that use to be my lifestyle...
Yes I saw the giants and yes they were tempting in their plea, but NO I didn't respond to their call and lies.
How did I make it through the temptations?
Truth be told...I just simply leaned on experience!
I know the "new me" pretty darn well. I had my snacks with me at all times. I knew basically where to eat and I also knew ahead of time what would tempt me....I've travelled before and barely survived and I learned a great deal from that and took the knowledge with me.
I leaned on my extensive experience with fasting and all that it taught me. I am very aware of how far I can push hunger around and how far hunger will push back. I prepared for over-stimulation! I know how to re-direct my cravings. How to push through til morning.
Morning means everything!
If I can get myself to bed without caving in, MORNING will reward me with such a high! I will be so proud of myself instead of so disappointed!
The giants where there they wanted to play with me! They promised to not hurt me! They promised it would be fun and that's what vacation is for FUN! Right? One bite, just this once, it would all be ok, right?
WRONG! Wrong, wrong!!!!
Because in the morning, I would be disappointed in myself. .Disappointment is WHAT really sets me back, and I end up walking away from success! Disappointment in myself is that cloak of suffocating emotional pain that I'd finally freed myself of. It's the biggest Giant that comes after all the little giants have tripped me up, it robs me at my soul...
Better to plan for Giants, face the giants and keep the peace...at my soul than eat their crap!