I like the feeling. The feeling that food is not ruling my thoughts and my life. There are days that I forget to eat until my stomach reminds me that it's way past mealtime or that I missed a meal. For years food was the focus of my attention. There were days when the only thing that motivated me to get out of bed was the thought of something yummy I could eat. "Mmmmm Lucky Charms!" That was a favorite.
I used to have a sweatshirt with the words, "Start your morning with a donut and a smile. The smile is optional."
For the past 9 1/2 years I have not needed the thought of sweets to motivate me. Now, with eating healthy foods and only eating when hungry, I like the feeling of forgetting about food. I read a quote that said, "I've come too far to take orders from a cookie." Well, I've come too far to take orders from food.