Thinking on purpose today (Nadège)

Hi Brooke!
For the past several weeks, I’ve been conducting a little experiment: I’ve been collecting meals for which I was following my plan, chosen the day before. It was NOT no sugar no flour because I really wanted to prove to myself that I could actually follow a decision ahead of time as far as food was concerned. I collected more than 130 meals…
So yesterday, I decided to go back to no sugar no flour which used to make me feel so good. I was probably resisting overdesire because I used to end up bingeing. So I was ready for A LOT OF frustration and I had my plan in place: deep breathing, thought management, writing… But, guess what – no frustration whatsoever!
Tonight, I’m taking it a step further: I’ve decided how I wanted to feel before, during and after an event like going to the restaurant. I now want to feel on purpose.
– before, I want to feel indifferent: “the restaurant or home? Whatever…”
– during, I want to feel grateful: “I’m so thankful for everything around me: people, electricity, water…”
– after, I want to feel satisfied: “my tummy and my heart are full!”
Another thought came up: after resisting so much (I’m going to be Diamond next month – yippee!), I’ve remembered a thought that I’ve read many times in Ask Brooke: “Brooke’s best student”. Here’s my new model:
C – weight
T – I’m Brooke’s best student
F – invincible, triumphant
A – I follow Brooke’s overeating advice to the T
R – I’ve got my best results ever!
I’m on fire! Thank you!
Have a lovely evening!
Nadège in Paris