My best tools
1. I don't keep or give candy out at Halloween. I go dark. I love the kids all dressed up. I refuse to enable childhood obesity, diabetes and fatty liver. Personal choice. Move along to the next house, the munchkins are not sugar deficient. I promise. LOL. It's not funny though. It's so heartbreaking.
Seriously, we have a global pandemic for adults and kids. NO WAY will I fuel this monster. PS- I'm getting a roll of quarters today for my besties. I'm not the Halloween grinch, but I do care that kids are getting liver transplants and teens are getting gastric bypass. It doesn't have to be this way. Preventable. I know, I was an obese kid. I stopped myself from getting sick. I want others to stop easier than the way I did it.
Oh and no, I'm not into giving out plastic crap trinkets. They wind up junking up the yard and going down the drain to the beach where I pick them up again and again. So no.
|Lots of non-food ways to celebrate the season.|
2. Manage stress: OMG this week will be off the stress chain. Planning by batch cooking my food, sleeping as well as I can, and meditation.
|Low tide just north of Swami's Beach, Encinita|
3. Abstaining from all binge trigger food. No grains, no sugar, no guar or xantham gum, no nuts. I predict no binge urges. So much easier to manage if I don't open my brain up to stinking thinking.
4. Hopping on the scale, daily. It doesn't lie. It's data. Hop on, record the number, move along. Make choices that will change the number if you decide you need to do that. No shame, no blame. Just data management. Be scientific. Be Processed based. Be hopping into food sober living because it is a choice made with a clear mind.
|2 months of daily weight data|
I'm abstaining this week. I'm doing my part to end childhood disease. If you are local, stop by for a quarter and tell me that you are, too. If you are far away. Virtual 25 cents in your box. :)
Onward and use the power of the tool abstinence is, as needed.
|Kind of glad the doorbell is broken!|