- No sweets*
- Three meals a day, nothing in between
- No bread as a meal
- No Wheat Thins
- No sugar-free Jell-o
- No sugar-free pudding
- No potato chips and dip (I could eat chips out as part of a meal, but no more snacking)
- No Colonial Cafe corn bread with honey butter (D'oh! How did that slip back in?)
After a few days of white knuckling it the cravings went away. I prayed and called and did anything other than eat. Then I didn't notice when the cravings ended. Tuesday night I worked until 8:30pm. I thought about stopping for dinner or grocery shopping on my way home. I was too tired, so I decided to eat something at home. I decided on a frozen dinner because I could get it over with the quickest. I could cook and eat it and get it out of the way.
Then I almost decided not to eat dinner at all and realized this was not normal thinking for me. My first thought after that was that I must be ill. I wasn't hungry and didn't care what I ate or even if I ate, therefore I must be very sick and probably dying. Instead of being thankful the the compulsion was temporarily lifted I jumped to the most dramatic conclusion. Then I laughed at myself and ate my damn dinner because that is part of my plan too. Three meals a day, no more and no less.
* No sweets is a no brainer and required for any semblance of sanity. It is such a given that I don't think about it anymore. Without it I don't go to work and live on DQ dairy treats. It has been a few months since my last sugar binge.