Well, week 3 was sort of a bust. My scale broke, so I have no idea what my results were. If I were to hazard a guess, I think I stayed about the same. I have a new scale now, so I’m ready to go for this coming Friday!
On Sunday, I was listening to a Dave Ramsey podcast while huffing and puffing on the elliptical, and he talked about his friend who lost 84 pounds after realizing that he never “accidentally” ate something. Every single bite he took was his choice to take, meaning it was fully in his power to make different choices and get different results.
Too often, I take my accountability out of the equation. I say passive things like “That pizza just smelled too good to resist” or “The ice cream was just too tempting.” In both cases, I need to acknowledge that I chose to eat the food and decided that the benefits were worth the consequences.
That’s where the problem comes in, though. It’s hard to think about the consequences when that food is right in front of you. I am going to make a major effort to think longer term when it comes to food.
This will be especially challenging as we enter the time of the year when I tend to eat more than ever: the DARK PERIOD as I call it. I think have a touch of seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and I just get completely wiped out, listless and crappy feeling when it starts to get dark so early. So what do I do? I eat.
I’m going to try my very hardest to schedule workouts, productive craft nights or house cleaning to distract from food when I can. No. I’m not going to try. I’m going to DO IT. What I do each night is up to me, and I am actively choosing to do the right thing for my future.