Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Writer, Love Thyself
A key point of the article was avoiding self-destructive rewards. For instance, finishing that 50 page goal ahead of time does not mean you should reward yourself with ten pounds of chocolate. It’ll add an inch to your waistline and give you a sugar high that you’ll end up crashing from in thirty minutes. =Self Destructive Reward.
I guess the blog stands as an example of great writing, because even though I cannot remember the name of the brilliant author who penned it, her message stuck with me. I was famous for skipping out for an afternoon break of Starbucks green tea frappuccino. With whipped cream, of course. A Snickers bar from the nearest vending machine. Or one of my favorites, 38 grams of sugar in the form of a sweet, fizzy, caffeinated soda.
My pants stopped wanting to button. And I felt like crap. So I took that author’s message and slapped myself upside the head with it. I stopped stuffing five cookies into my face when I got home because I was so hungry, and started making my own trail mix with my favorite ingredients. Now I’m consuming good fats and healthy oils in homemade snacks and not feeling hungry. My pants no longer hurt.
A lot of stressful stuff has been happening to me lately, and today I took that author’s message again. Instead of the bagel and cream cheese I wanted to have for lunch, I had a salad with apples, walnuts and cranberries. Yeah, I’m a little hungry now, but I know when I get in the car later today, I’ll munch on Crystal’s Trail Mix. : ) So I’m good. And no carbohydrate crash this afternoon for me.
4. Flax seed
5. Pumkin seed (raw)
6. Sunflower seed
8. Dried pineapple
If you have a favorite non-self-destructive reward, please share. I'd love to try it.