Jan 11|Abandonment Issues.

“I’m a better person when I have less on my plate.” – Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert

 

Yeah, well, I’m not.

This is Day 6 of the GreySheeters Anonymous (GSA) food plan … the one without snacks, remember? (See Jan 9 | Sure Would Like a Snack.)

I had no idea how much this “no snacking” business was going to affect me. I am really having a hard time with it.

Physically I’m fine.

At the start of this plan, I was extremely concerned about the between-meal blood sugar drops I’ve experienced all my life. But I figured, I’d give the “3-0-1” plan – shorthand for “three meals with nothing in between” – my best shot.

Surprisingly, my blood sugar has been fine. In fact, my body seems to like not having to process food all day long. I’m clear-headed, my stomach feels better, and my sugar cravings are gone.

Emotionally, I’m a mess.

Apparently I’ve gotten used to putting something in my mouth whenever I feel anxious, uncomfortable, bored and/or [insert pretty much any other feeling here].

Now when my previous 3:00 pm snack time comes around and there’s no snack in sight, I feel … Sad … Lost … Empty.

Abandoned.

Maybe I, too, will get to the point where I believe that the less on my plate means the betterment of my person.

But that’s not today.

Until I reach that level of no-snack enlightenment, I’ll just brew myself some tea, chew myself some gum, and have myself a good old-fashioned pity party.

My snacks would have wanted it that way.

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