Well, it's 12 noon and aside from a couple snarls, grunts and groans, the Beast within me has been quiet all day. One day at a time, I'm going to do what I can to let It sleep.
I have a reasonable, achievable food plan for today, and I have had two meals - both abstinent (and both yummy). I went to Whole Foods (and resisted all the "organic" temptation). Tony has authorized a cheat meal in honor of my birthday and I fully intend to stick close to him and do whatever he tells me to do. He sent me such a sweet email yesterday when I was freaking out about how all-over-the-place my food has been. I swear, that guy believes in me even when I don't believe in myself.
Also, today was the second day I made it ALL the way through my Tony workout. YAY me! Oh, I'm back on track, all right. On target to meet all my goals.
So, as long as the Beast within stays asleep, I'll be okay. And every time it peeks its head up to see if it can take back over my thinking, encouraging me to throw caution to the wind and eat whatever is placed in front of me I'll simply tell it to shush now, be quiet, go back to sleep. Everything's okay out here. You're presence isn't really required right now. Good night, little Beast. Mama's got a plan.