Now that I have adopted a healthier eating plan and am doing more exercise, I am left with one problem.
I will use the word "problem" because it is one. A big one. I used to reward myself with food. And console myself with it. Pretty much everything
is was linked to food.
It still is.
It has been very hard not to go back to the old me and eat a bar of chocolate after a workout.
Even if I DO deserve one for doing what I aimed to do. It's been hard not to have a super deluxe coffee with extra syrups etc, because I've been having a rough day with Monkey...
I don't know how to get past that need for an edible hug. The edible hugs are almost instant and relatively cheap. Magazines, books, DVDs are neither of those.
Am I too old to need a reward?
Should I just make myself a sticker chart?
I hope that soon that crap about the exercise is the reward will actually be true. Or that life will just make me feel better - like that muffin did when the shit hit the fan at home/work/tv?
But until then what do I do without my edible hugs?