1. Did I eat the donuts at work today because . . .
- They were there and available?
- I was very hungry and that was the only thing available?
- I was sad and thought they would make feel better?
- I don’t know, I just ate them.
2. Why did I go into the lunch room to get the donut?
- I was kind of bored when I went in to talk with a co-worker and saw them there.
- I happened to walk by the lunch room and saw them there and decided to go see what ones were left.
- Both the above
Analysis: When I came to work this morning I was not hungry and food was not on my mind. Someone came into work and announced that there were donuts and coffee from Dunkin Doughnuts in the lunch room. Mental note made: I do not need a doughnut, I’m not even hungry. Soon another co-worker stops by to say good morning and says “Did I hear someone say there were donuts in lunch room?”. We talk and I get out my Extra Mint Chocolate Chip gum and tell them, “I don’t want a doughnut, I’ll have this instead.”. And mentally I really don’t desire a doughnut and I’m not hungry.
One hour later I walk with another co-worker who is going into the lunch room to get coffee and I follow her in to keep up our conversation. I see the doughnuts. I’m still not hungry and I don’t even think, open up the box, grab a cream stick and begin eating it while we continue our conversation. After thought: Oh crap, why did I do that I wasn’t even hungry.
2:30pm: I walk to the rest room and pass the lunch. As I pass I look in. I’m not hungry but I see the box of doughnuts sitting there still. I walk into the lunch room and open the box to see what’s left. Again, I’m not hungry. Some “force” is moving me there and my brain is blank. I don’t see a one that really appeals to me. I actually think this, but I still pick up a sugar coated, jelly filled doughnut and eat it. And I’m not even hungry.
This is scary. Is this addiction?
Make one good choice today, it can lead to another! God Bless- Kara Lea