• Wendy Lee Johnson

What Am I Done With?

Updated: Jan 19, 2020

There are certain foods that I have apparently had enough of. How is this possible? These were my "I can't live withouts." And I simply don’t think about them anymore. They are in the background and mostly at a distance.

Fallen Off The Radar

It is amazing to look back and see what has “fallen off my radar.” These are a few of the things I used to love, they were my "go to's," my "I can't live withouts."

I no longer choose bread, muffins, rolls, breadsticks or baguettes

How did this even happen? I used to make 10 loaves of bread a week…amazing bread! I used to be the biggest fan of Ruebens. Back in the day, I would travel 30 minutes, every Friday, to eat the yummiest Rueben in the county. Now, I can’t recall the last time I had a sandwich. It just feels like bread doesn't do it for me anymore.

I stopped eating breakfast

Till a year ago, I was a breakfast champion. I never missed. Breakfast food is still some of my favorite and fried eggs frequently land on top of my dinner. But my desire to eat before 11 am has vanished. It’s not even a deal anymore.

I quit eating massive amounts of pizza

I used to be all about pizza. Any and all…Papa Murphy’s garlic chicken to Mod Pizza’s build your own. Don't even get me started on gourmet pizza. I couldn’t imagine my life with pizza. Now, I rarely opt in.

I don't eat the full Crumbl Cookie delivery anymore

Previously, I would order Crumbl delivery and I eat all 4 cookies myself. Last week I ate only 1.75 cookies. Eating all 4 is not my deal anymore! This is real progress. I celebrate my transition to 1.75 cookies, knowing that “1 cookie is enough” is coming. It’s only a matter of time.

Used to be once a week, now once every 6 months...AMAZING TO ME

  • Cold Stone Mud Pie Mojo…Gotta Have It

  • In-N-Out Double-Double Animal Style

How does this even happen?

  • I keep changing how I think about food

  • I keep changing how I think about myself

  • I buffer less and so I need fewer buffers

  • As I practice allowing my emotions, I don’t need to eat my feelings as much

What do I WANT to be done with?

  • Sugar

  • Eating when I am not hungry

  • Eating past satisfied

I also want to be done with the negative self talk (and feelings) like:

  • I can’t believe I just ate all that (disappointed)

  • Really? Are we still here? (subpar)

  • Here we go again (out of control)

How do I show up when I feel disappointed, subpar and out of control?

It absolutely never serves me to focus on where I don’t want to be. My best success always comes when I focus on my future self and look closely at how she thinks and feels. When I can think and feel like her, I become her. That's the secret sauce...leaning into my future self and loving myself the whole way there.

As I move down the road, I am leaving behind foods I thought I would be struggling with the rest of my life. It is beyond magical.

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