On the 23, I got a job offer-Finally. Although I have to wait for a training class to open up- I am excited none the less. So excited!
It has been 21 one days since I popped an Altoid in my mouth. For an extremely long time, I have had an extreme beyond, real, obsession with those little crunchy mints. Whether I needed them or not, I wanted them. Some days I would down 2, sometimes 3 boxes. I tried giving them up many times but, by the end of the day, I found myself making up for time lost and eating tons and tons of them.
Then, 3 weeks ago, I didn't feel well and I brainstormed about what I could cut out of my diet, and the first thing that went was Altoids.
Have I wanted them over the last few weeks? At times. Did I eat anything crunchy as a substitute? No. I figured if I had a substitute, I would soon become addicted to that.
So I prayed a little about it and reminded myself of how my body felt and asked myself, if the Altoid are doing it to me, did I want to continue to eat them and feel that way?
So little by little day by day, it got easier. I have to admit last night I was in Walgreens and I went down the candy aisle and stopped in front of the Altoids. They were only 99cents! 99cents! I could eat them for that price. So as I stood there paralyzed, I then made myself leave because I knew I was one day shy of 21 days.
In 21 days I would have normally consumed at least 42 boxes of Altoids, thats more than what most people eat in 1 year! Its so shocking.
21 days free and I feel wonderful about this blast of victory on my journey to recover my health. I thought I would never be able to make it 21 days without all that minty goodness that I grown to love. So now how should I celebrate?