The cupcakes have been sitting in my fridge all week long.
I assume my parents brought them over last week when Garret and I were both traveling.
We never keep stuff like this in our house! We can’t. I have never had self-control around “treats”. Until now.
I haven’t touched the cupcakes.
I haven't thought about the cupcakes.
I forgot they were here until I opened the fridge to get something.
Every time I look at those cute little cupcakes it’s a reminder of how far I’ve come in such a short period of time.
Just a few months ago I would have inhaled those cupcakes without even tasting them.
Historically I’ve been a stress eater. I have tried to eat my way to safety, comfort, and peace more times than I can count.
And life is just a little stressful right now.
I’m building a business, and we’re preparing to move across state lines. We’re in the midst of closing on houses, switching schools, and I still need to find a new doc for my breast cancer follow up. It’s a perfect opportunity to find some comfort in a cupcake, but I didn’t.
I can access those good feeling states without food. I don’t need the cupcake.
I’m blown away.
And here’s the best part. I told myself I could eat those cupcakes. In fact, I told myself I could eat all 3 of them if I wanted to!
Guess what? I don't want to.
Not because I think they are bad for me, or they go against any diet, or because I think I’ll have to bust my ass at the gym to burn them off. The invitation is open; I simply don’t want them.
This is a reminder that I am totally and completely in control.
I am safe. I am comfortable. I am at peace. I am free.
Have a beautiful weekend!
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