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Baking thought record - thought this might be useful as I had a bit of a lightbulb!

Cerulean

Silver Member
#1
What happened?

I was baking and the cookies look so good and gooey that I wanted to taste one.

What were my most important thoughts, i.e. Hot Thoughts?Underline your Hot Thought/s

  • No-one will ever know
  • Just the one
  • I neeeeeeed this cookie - look at how delicious it is!
  • Oh god it smells so delicious, I have to have it
  • I will die if I can't have that - this is agony
How I felt %
  • Desperate
  • Frustrated
  • Tempted
  • Needy
What I did/might have done in the past

What I did was not eat it and left it alone. I thought about the weigh in this afternoon. I thought about all the hard work I've been through. I thought about the fact that I no longer want to be controlled by food and that I wanted to be in control of it. (LIGHTBULB!)

I would have eaten it in the past. Along with its family and friends.

Evidence for Hot Thought

Yes - it's painful to me but this is a very interesting lesson that I wanted to learn. I need to know why it's agony and why I am so desperate.

Evidence against Hot Thought

I certainly won't die, it's not really that agonising, I am adequately fed by my nutrition.

More realistic thought
It is a yummy looking cookie, but I don't actually need it. I don't actually need any baked goods ever again. I may have anything I wish when I choose to. But I may never choose to again. I am a good enough cook to know that I do not need to taste that to know it is delicious.

How I feel now

Powerful and in control!


How I might behave now

Hopefully not make such a fuss when I see something I consider to be 'yummy'. It's just food! What is that 'I HAVE TO HAVE THAT NOW!!!' thing all about anyway?
 
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#9
Well done for not giving in. You are a braver women than me making them. LOL

Brill on the Ligtbulb

Sam
 

LLStu

Full Member
#10
Sarah,

I'm confused. Why were you making cookies?
 

Cerulean

Silver Member
#11
Because I wanted to handle food again - I live alone and I haven't had to be near food for 5 months and I wanted to observe my thoughts and feelings around it. The cookies are for my work colleagues. I didn't have to do it, but it turns out to have been a great learning experience.
 

Sez

has started again!!
#12
I cook all the time for my family. Sometimes its easy but others are a real battle of wills!

My personal struggle has been with Easter biscuits and apple cake!!!

Good for you Sarah on your lightbulb!
 

Juliakno

Taking it Day by Day
#13
Thanks Sarah for sharing this with us. My group has just covered this in our meeting last week, and I was a bit confused about this hot thougths idea, your example is a wonderful explanation, and helped me to make sense of last weeks home activity. I will defnitely look out for those hot thoughts in the weeks to come. And well done for not touching those cookies:clap::clap:
 


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