Writing my Way through Addiction.

I’m rather amused by the word addiction when it’s not messing with my mind with its sweet talk. I think I’m more amused since I was in the market for some ads to increase traffic at my website. I’m not great at Ad diction. Fortunately, my niece is.

For some reason, I’ve noticed a pattern of falling out of control with my eating after getting home from vacation. Many people fall apart during vacation, they justify it as justavacation and that’s that. Back from vacation and things are back in order.

But I find it easy to stay within my lines and use my tools when I’m on vacation. Three meals a day. No grazing. Lots of water. My vitamins. Exercise. All that. Sometimes I can’t write as much as I’d like to, but I’m getting smarter with my phone.

I’ve managed to stay on track since getting home from South Carolina. I did have one moment of danger when I actually popped at handful of almonds in my mouth one night when I went downstairs to get something to drink. I recognized it as an addiction thing and I spit them in the garbage. The next day I used the rest of the almonds to make biscotti. I knew they wouldn’t tempt me there.

I’ve been having very strong cravings to eat anything and everything during the afternoons since I got back. So far, I’ve been able to keep from diving into food. Today was a close call when I went to the grocery store and saw a lobster roll marked down to $5. I was actually a little bit hungry and thought the protein would be a good choice as a planned afternoon snack. Except it wasn’t planned. It was impulsive. And I wanted control over my impulses. I did buy the lobster roll. But I haven’t eaten it yet. That will be at a mealtime. Without the bun. Because I’m on a roll with staying in control.

Today I met some friends at Gillette Castle along the Connecticut River. I had my husband’s Mazda Miata 5 speed convertible because it was pouring when he left for work and was predicted to be pouring when he’d be coming home. Perhaps it has nothing to do with anything, but I think driving that little car helped me want to stay in control. It’s not quite an antique and it’s not quite as pretty as it was when it was new, but it’s fun. I’ll take it.

Back to the ad diction. I’m working with a start up marketing company. Frank.ai. Read more about marketing mystory on my other website. And if you’re interested, click on the button to buy my book.  It’s only $3.99 in digital format.

Thank you. It’s time to start fixing supper.

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5 thoughts on “Writing my Way through Addiction.

    1. Thanks! Check out frank.ai Harry, Head of Growth, (his title cracks me up) is my niece’s boyfriend. We spoke about my goals and he made some suggestions. My traffic on that Web site has increased dramatically in just one day. They will provide a detailed report at the end of the campaign. My cost is $100.

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  1. I just checked out your other page. Nice! And your marketing story is intriguing. I will stay tuned. Also, I know just what you mean about falling apart after vacation. I have done it way too often. I liken it to when my daughter was in kindergarten. She came home many days an absolute beast! Teacher would comment about what a sweet and wonderful kid she was at school! I think she held it together perfectly as long as she could then came home all used up and fell apart where it was safe. Vacations and big food events do that to me. I really have to plan well for the return and I don’t always do it well. We will keep practicing and aiming for better.

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    1. So good to read your comment! I made it to supper without grazing. I was super hungry by then. I had thought about taking a picture but when it was time to eat, I was thankful for my food and not interested in waiting for any pictures! I’m doing better this time with awareness and careness! Best to you!

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