Distinguishing what is going on for you in the moments of weakness is really the key to interrupting them. And… I still really suck at it.
By now, every time I stumble I realize that I am eating to fill some void that is inside of me. Why don’t I stop myself? Why do I keep giving in?
I have an all or nothing mode of operating and it’s really hard for me to live in the black and white of things. Since I decided to take on being 100% transparent for the remainder of this 100 days, I’m telling everyone on the planet today how much crap I ate, including 4 full-size Kit Kats. The more I tell myself the truth, the better I train myself to interrupt my unconscious choices.
If I know I can hide it, I can pretend it’s not happening. Is there anything in YOUR life that you do that with? Maybe it’s not eating… it could be spending money, using drugs, having an affair, or maybe just little things that add up to big things in your life.
Being transparent and telling people where you are “bad” is completely freeing. I’ve said it before and I will say it a million more times: when you shine light into the darkness, it pulls your issues out into sight to that you can tackle them. Without the truth, we are doomed to fail.