- If I workout, I can have that bag of Cheetos.
- If lose enough weight to drop a size, I get to have pizza. (seriously - what sense does that make!??!!)
- If I'm good Monday - Friday, I can have a cheat day on Saturday, and eat whatever I want.
For a person with an issue, which I quite obviously have, with food - the last thing I should be using as a reward is food. Would you reward a gambling addict with a trip to the casino? Unlikely. Would you toast the recovering alcoholic with champagne? Probably not. So what the hell am I thinking? Turning the issue into the bonus isn't healthy. So enough of that crap. If I feel like I really need something that's bad for me, I'll have it - and try to have it in moderation. Expecting to never crave or consume unhealthy food, is completely unrealistic. But I won't set up circumstances where I "earn" the indulgence. I can see now that that's just perpetuating the issue.
I'm not a dog. I won't continue to treat myself like one.