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

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  1. Cerulean

    Cerulean Gold Member

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    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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    Well done im tempted to go out and have lunch and a couple of drinks .Im feeling soory for myself todayxx
     
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    thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou


    I needed that.
     
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    hi sez you needed what?
     
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    A comprehensive thought record that echoed my own feelings and gave me the kick up the bum I needed!! (Been wavering a lot lately & only just beginning to re-focus!)
     
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    Thats brilliant ,yeah i was going out but after coming on here and reading the posts i decided not toxx
     
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    well done for resisting - can almost smell it from here!
     
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    thanks i find it so hard thoughxx
     
  10. SoonBeSlim... It'sTrue!

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    Well done for not giving in. You are a braver women than me making them. LOL

    Brill on the Ligtbulb

    Sam
     
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    Sarah,

    I'm confused. Why were you making cookies?
     
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    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.
     
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    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!
     
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    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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