My disease used to make my choices, now I do.
When we are successful making choices, the choices are ones that we make. When we make poor choices, it is our compulsive eating that made the choice for us. We let that inner battle be won by something that doesn't have our best interests in mind. It wants what it wants when it wants it.
Overeaters Anonymous has some very good books full of helpful thoughts and the stories of personal battles that make mine look like nothing. I read some in this book most days of the week and always come away thinking "If that person can overcome, so can I". We all have our mountains and mine looks pretty big to me sometimes.
I am really finding low-carb eating quite enjoyable. I am losing weight although slowly but I don't care. I never have that craving, awful, anxious, panicked hunger that was caused by the way carbohydrates caused spikes in blood sugar followed by deep drops in blood sugar. I have plenty of energy for aerobics without the "drag" caused by too much blood sugar. I also do not have the bad taste from ketosis but I am sure that is because I haven't cut carbohydrates so low that I am in ketosis. If any of you have ever followed Atkins you know of the first week or two being so low in carbs that you were tired and had the bad taste and bad breath. I didn't do that. I just stopped eating refined sugar first. I eat very little bread and the bread I do eat is Ezekiel bread that has no flour and is made from sprouted grains. I haven't been a purist - I had a sandwich from Arby's for supper yesterday but got no fries or drink. I had my bottle of water with me.
Who/What is making your choices today? Is it you?