I had told Heather last week that I was ridding my room of all my hidden treats and it has given me time to reflect why it has been something I have always done. Why is it I see a need to reward myself in secret when I feel I have done a good job? Why is it that a piece of candy brings me some kind of satisfaction that I will probably regret later? What other non weight increasing incentives do I offer myself? I've spent some time thinking about other options this week and have come up with a few things that I do enjoy that feel like rewards without the added calories.
- 30 minutes of reading my favorite book,
- emailing or calling a friend I haven't caught up with in months,
- watching an episode of a favorite show,
- working on a project that I have been hoping to start/finish.