A target and a fork in the road: these mental images keep me focused on the goal of continued abstinence and recovery. The target image reminds me to aim for the center in my food planning and eating decisions. When I find myself pondering whether or not a particular food or eating behavior is within my definition of abstinence, I’m in trouble! If I aim for the center of the target of abstinence, then I make better choices. Feeling like I hit the center gives me a pleasurable little zing of satisfaction—bullseye! Much more satisfying in the long run than

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