Trying to end my relationship with junk food (and I tried to tell it that we can't "just be friends" but I keep trying to go back to it anyways) has been hard. It's like trying to end a bad relationship that you just can't get enough of (at least I assume it is. I've never really been in that situation).
It's not that the occasional bit of junk food is going to kill you and make you weigh 500 pounds, it's when you can't or won't stop eating it. I'm sorry Cookie Monster, cookies are a sometimes food .
If you've read my blog post about my relationship with food, you know that food and I have an interesting history. For me, junk food is kind of like a drug. Once I start eating it, I can't stop easily. Just one hit can lead to a binge and then I feel terrible about myself. I haven't really had that recently, thankfully, but it has happened and I don't want to let it happen again.
Yesterday I was quite proud of myself. My two best friends and I went out to a movie and I didn't get any snack food or pop. Pop makes me kind of sick anyways, so that was easy to cut out of my diet. I also learned yesterday that my chocolate intolerance/allergy is just as bad, if not worse, than it was awhile ago. SC opened a thing of chocolate and the smell was so bad I thought I was going to throw up and my stomach was on fire. So chocolate was really easy to cut out too. Without chocolate, there's really not a lot of sweets that I want. It's mostly the greasy food that I'm fighting now.
I think just saying no is the best route to take if you're like me. Whenever I become junk-food-abstinent (I just wanted to use that word), my cravings and desire for junk food goes down.
Hopefully if I keep saying no, it'll just become automatic. Maybe I'll only eat it every now and again in the future. But until I reach that level of control, I'm just going to keep fighting to say no.
Just say no to drugs.
<3 - CFC