At one point this week I wondered What The Shit? when I started having the odd sugar craving. I never really did crave sugar very much in the beginning. But after doing some some reading, I see that this is normal and to be expected and so I felt much better. Also it went away.
After an emotional "situation" at my parents house on Thanksgiving, I walked straight to the fridge and grabbed my lunch leftovers and took a bite. As I was chewing it, I was totally turned off by the food and had this overwhelming feeling that this was not what my body wanted. I wasn't hungry for food, I was eating for emotional reasons and I was totally grossed out by it. I put the food back in the container and back in the fridge. Sometimes being at my parents house can be like tippy toeing through a field of emotional land mines and I tend to over eat while I'm there (not to mention mom's good cooking). This time, although I had previously been pre-programmed to go straight for the food when I was upset/stressed, I realized what I was doing and stopped immediately. This is a huge, HUGE accomplishment