Last night I wanted to eat a bunch of ice cream. I wanted to binge, to tell you the truth. I wanted to feed my boredom and my old sugar habit.
I had thought about it over and over again, and finally decided to do it. "Just this once," I mentally said to myself. "It isn't a big issue. So what if I have a few bowls of ice cream? It will really taste good and satisfy me." The only trouble was, there was another side to my thinking. That part of me (which I was trying to shove under the rug) was saying "Oh, no, not again. That must be the Old Habit talking. Do this often, and I'll get fat again. Please don't do it."
I was in a bind. So I put my knowledge and tools into motion. This is what I did…
1 - Realized that I was in trouble.
2 - Asked God for help.
3 - Talked about what was happening to me internally with someone (my wife).
4 - Gave myself time.
5 - Did anything possible except have the ice cream. (We took a bubble bath together, which ended up being far better than ice cream. I felt great, and even greater for not having the ice cream.)
Save these emergency steps. Print them and post them.