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A little more complaining...

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Welp, that's it. I'm just making bad choice after bad choice.

I'd say I'm not motivated, but I'm always hearing advice that says that isn't true. Of course, I'm motivated. But for some reason, I just keep making the *wrong* decisions about what to eat. I guess at the precise moment I make the wrong decision, I want the wrong thing more than I want to be thin, but I DO really, really want to be fit and healthy...

Part of it is that I'm out of town, and I have been out of town almost every weekend for the past 2 months. I haven't figured out quite what to do when I go out of town. It's so difficult for me to do healthy things in a restaurant. I always want something I wouldn't or couldn't make at home for myself. Usually this isn't a problem, but when you're out of town every single weekend, it becomes a problem pretty quickly.

The good news is, I've already set two goals for when I get home.

1) Back to my calorie ranges!

2) Add a vegetable to EVERY meal. Usually I only eat veggies at dinner, I'm hoping the extra fiber/nutrients at each meal will help me get back on track.

I always get to this point. This is just another EPIC mental battle... for some reason the good voices always lose. But not this time. Saturday morning it is BACK TO IT! I won't be going out of town again for a while (I hope), so this should be a good opportunity to get into a routine again.

Please, PLEASE, just let the good voices in my head win for once. I'm so tired of the yo-yo.
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    Foofikins, I can totally relate to this. My teammates and friends LOVE to go out to eat. I, however, have started to just say no from time to time. Being out of town, I easily convince myself that a vacay doesn't require calorie counting. And you know J is easily convincing at times too. LOL. I also try to pick items that I know I want and maybe ask to have them modified slightly to make it a bit healthier. Or tell myself that I am only allowed one unhealthy item a day. I also like Reeku's idea too. :) I hope you find something that works!

    PS: I miss you!
    3678 days ago
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    I can completely relate to you my friend - I don't see the point in spending money on something I can make at home...so whenever I go out, I order something different (which usually means its has at least twice the calories!)

    You need to give the good voices back their power! Don't "hope" that you'll listen to them, because you haven't in the past. Tell yourself that the bad voices sabotage you and the good voices need to be stronger.

    One trick I use is from a book called "The End of Overeating" - it talks about breaking down food into what it actually is to turn off your desire for it. For example, if you go out to eat and you want Buffalo Wings with Ranch dressing - be honest with yourself as to what they are. They are fatty meats, rolled in egg/flour & fried (probably twice), rolled in a sugary/salty sauce with another sugary sauce on the side. So, are you going to allow yourself to eat fat fried in fat rolled in sugar/salt and dipped in sugar??? All of a sudden it doesn't sound very appetizing anymore, huh???

    Its an odd trick, but it really works for me! Some days will always be harder than others (and sometimes I still break down and order the Buffalo Wings) - but it helps make those times fewer and farther between. If you're still concerned - pick up that book I mentioned...its a good read!
    3679 days ago
  • MCDOWN75
    I'm right with you on eating away from home. Sounds like you have a good plan. Stick with it and have courage. You can do it.
    3679 days ago
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    I always have more difficulty staying with my plans when my routine changes - are these out of town trips something you want to do or something you have to do? I find that when I'm doing something I have to do, I am more apt to reward myself with food (or feel like not having what I want, as opposed to what I "should" have, is deprivation)....

    Hang in there! You will find your way through it... emoticon
    3679 days ago
    I understand the troubles with being out of town, I'm gone more often than I'm home and restaurants were my best friend but I've figured out stopping into the grocery store to pick up a packet of lunch-meat and an apple or a sandwich from the deli, packing a small cooler and picking places like Subway or Mongolian BBQ can help me stay on track better... Its tough but it is doable!
    3679 days ago
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