Trying to Resist

Table with trays of cookies and a large chocolate cake on it.

Today at Confident Coding (women learning JavaScript) I am having to work really hard to stay true to my SuperBetter Challenge to only eat sugar on Sundays.  Tomorrow seems really far away when I’m faced with trays of chocolate chip cookies and a large chocolate cake.  This is practically torture.

Except that it’s not.  It’s the privilege of being in the San Francisco tech community where weekend events come with free food, wi-fi, and great opportunities to learn and network – and there happen to be free cookies a lot of the time. This is one of the ways I try to stick to my self-prescribed challenge to only consume sugar on Sundays.

Distract. Delay. Drink Water.

The D’s above were in some tips for quitting smoking and let me tell you, they work now too.  I walk away from the tray of cookies.  I tell myself that I get to have whatever I want tomorrow, and I have a drink of water.  I’ll get through this day. It’s not the last day there will ever be cookies on this planet.  Usually avoiding something for 10 minutes is enough to get a good few hours free of temptation.  I’m almost there.

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