|Have I mentioned that my favorite color is pink?|
After I dragged myself to a therapy session, I wanted frosting. Instead, I got dinner and had a little bit of soda. I wanted to follow it up with cookies or maybe just some frosting. Instead, I came home still very tired, and considered the sweet foods that were in my kitchen: dried fruit, granola, dark chocolate. A bowl of granola? Maybe. But I wasn't actually hungry.
I thought about the options I'd talked about with my therapist for what to do when the sugar cravings hit. I had said I could write (longhand, on paper), meditate, dance or sing, or talk to a friend. I decide to try the meditation. Meditation works well for me when I'm depressed because, unlike most people, I don't have depression and anxiety. Depression empties out my mind, which is good for meditating.
So I sat and meditated for a little while. It felt familiar and nice. And after that I stopped thinking about eating and decided to go to bed. I was in bed before 8:00 p.m. which I haven't done in a long time, but it got me through an evening of depression without giving in to the desire for sweets, so yay me!
But I can feel that the low energy and cravings are still with me, so now to get through today...
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