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Please, make the cravings STOP!

Monday, June 22, 2009 by  
Filed under Daily Blog

June
22
2009

I have no idea how I made it through the weekend without breaking my diet, but I did. My cravings have been absolutely out of control. Yesterday I was craving popcorn so much that I literally could not stop thinking about it (and whining about it – I can’t believe Lisa didn’t kill me). At one point I said, “I can’t take it anymore! I have to make some popcorn!” I couldn’t believe that I’d actually made up my mind to break my diet after three weeks of 100% dedication to my cutting diet. Less than one minute after my decision to go off my diet I reversed it. I knew I was being mentally weak and making excuses, and it really pissed me off. I decided that I was not going to give in.

Now, I know what some of you are thinking. I realize that if I had eaten some popcorn yesterday it wouldn’t have made a bit of difference to my cut – at least not as an isolated event. The problem is, and I know this about myself, if I had broken my diet it would have made my cravings even stronger, it would have made me mentally weaker and it would have ruined the momentum I’ve built. Not a real good combination.

Of course I’m not saying that my “all or nothing” style is right for everyone. You really have to know your strengths and weaknesses, and then use those things to your advantage (even if it’s not always easy). I really hope after this cut is over I’m able to make some adjustments and learn some new ways of doing things. Even though I’m extremely successful with the whole “all or nothing” approach, it’s not much fun at all.

Today is LEG DAY! I can’t wait!

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