I went on shopping, finding all I needed, and yet for the first time all the food in the store just seemed to smell and look so inviting. The store had all holiday makings out everywhere you turned and I started thinking about how much I used to love shopping and how now it's just another chore to get through, that I couldn't shop for anything fun. Mind you, I had a list of supplies to bake different muffins up that I love, but the pity party had already started unknown to me. When I hit the next to last isle it just hit me. "What the heck is going on Ginger? You have never in these last 3 months felt this way, you liked going through fruits just last week."
Then all of a sudden I thought of HALT! I knew I still felt angry and hungry and by that time tired. I acknowledged this to myself and carried on. My son and I made peace when he picked me up and when I got home I had a quick, healthy lunch and a quick nap. I woke up refreshed and had a good day.
So remember when you feel hungry, angry, lonely, or tired to address those issues ASAP so that you can have a good day as well.