Unanswered Urges

I admit that after losing 30 pounds and being super proud of myself…I’ve totally given up on my commitment to myself this summer and pretty much allowed sugar in and out of my life and beat myself up about it. I’m having a hard time coming up with the thoughts behind the urges….

So I finally found the Unanswered Urges video in Stop Overdrinking. I haven’t ever drank alcohol in my life (grew up in a religion that says it’s a no-no)…so didn’t even look at this course when I joined SCS….but the lesson in that video gave me a huge AHA moment.

My problem is with chocolate…mainly M&M’s and peanut butter cups. So as you were talking about getting to 100 urges I thought maybe it would be “healthy” for me to go into a store 3 times a day for the next month in order to get almost 100 chances to walk up and down the candy aisle without purchasing chocolate, and just noticing how I feel and what thoughts come up.

Is this what you would do in my situation to put myself as quickly as possible in a place where I can allow the urge and retrain my brain?

Another urge I have is whenever I leave the house to do any errand (like go to the post office or bank or drop my daughter off somewhere) is that I find an excuse to stop at any store or gas station that has candy. So, I could mix in allowing urges to stop at stores by not stopping at stores. What do you think?

Thanks so much!