What are you going to do about it?
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Kelli- I know you're giving yourself a hard time about eating the cookies last night. It is difficult to focus on anything else. So, what are you going to do about it? What is the plan?Beating yourself up is NOT a plan.
You have a noticed a few things this week. Moving to the 3rd floor, away from some of your colleagues has proven to you something you were suspecting. That just seeing food is a trigger. More so than mood or hunger. You're away from the mulitple candy jars and thank goodness Kevin only has Smarties which you don't like! I know a challenge is that someone brings in lunch every day. You never know what it is going to be. Thankfully you work with some health concious people but it is unpredictable and- tempting. Even when healthy, it is tempting to go back for more when it's right next to you and you're smelling it all day long. That is no longer an issue! You have to make a trek to get lunch so it's out of sight, out of mind. Yesterday was BLT. You used one slice of bread. You did get potato chips which you really didn't care that much about. But they were there. After you saw the numbers, you thought- "Why did I waste those numbers on that?" Now you know. So what's the plan?
You already know you really shouldn't buy things like cookies. You wear a bracelet to help you remember. Maybe the sight of that next time will help. But what about temptations at work? How is it that you no longer are tempted to get things from the vending machine even though you see it multiple times a day? Probably because it isn't worth the money. Also, because you hate how it makes you feel. So it's multiple negatives. At work, chips are free and EASY to grab. You already know you won't feel good eating them, but what else can you do to stop yourself? Here is a couple of ideas.
Always look at your bracelet before making a food decision.
Always look at the label and decide if it's worth the "price".
If possible, put it into your tracker ahead of time.
Have replacements handy- carrots, popcorn, tea, etc.
Take 1/2 serving and walk away (like you did with the bread and the cookie)
Keep thinking.Keep paying attention to those moments! You made many, many good choices yesterday and only a couple questionable ones. Focus on how good you feel when you make good choices. Let that feed your motivation to keep it up!