Okay, I'm back!!!
Let me say this: I’m not the type of girl that emotionally eats any more (well, at least I’m working on being her). I’ll explain...
I was super stressed out on Saturday and all I could think about was Spicy Sweet Chili Doritos mainly because I was reminiscing on a hilarious video from Kid Fury. I’ve never tasted these Doritos but between me being stressed and knowing they are vegan, I was intrigued. Then, something strange happened; I refused to purchase the Doritos during my #TargetRun. I knew that I was stressed and buying Doritos was not going to solve my problem. I convinced myself that I could get them the following day once I calmed down.
Sunday, I went back to purchase the flavored tortilla chips mainly because I knew I was no longer stressed (well, I was only mildly stressed) and I understood that if I ate the Doritos now it would be because I truly wanted them, not because I was emotional. So, I picked up the Spicy Sweet Chili Doritos along with the Salsa Verde Doritos. As I walked around the store to grab other items on my list, I looked down in my basket and it clicked. . .
I’m willing to spend more money on Tom’s fluoride-free toothpaste, Dr. Bronner’s Certified Fair Trade Soap and Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Lip Balm to use externally yet I was about to buy two big bags of cheap, chemically laden, factory produced, artificial snack items that neither aid in digestion nor weight loss? What the hell was I thinking?
Let's be clear, I did not want the Doritos. If I wanted the Doritos I would have purchased them. I’m not saying that I will never emotionally eat again, I am only saying that I have started to make the connection between what’s worth ingesting and what’s not and how feelings can lead to self-sabotage. In the end, I purchased mango flavored coconut water, grapes and blackberries instead of the Doritos.
It's not deprivation, it’s an awakening and a fight worth all of my money, time and energy! We get one body just like we get one life. How are you going to improve yours?