100 More DWL: Day 2 I'll start tomorrow
Sunday, April 07, 2019
March 19 -- Hoo boy! How many “Last Suppers” have there been? You know, the prisoner’s last meal before the execution of the diet.
Identify one thing that is getting in the way of your weight loss plan
Today, nothing, but I’ve let a lot of future events get in my way in the past. I have waited to start “the diet” after the holidays, or allowed a restaurant meal “ruin” the whole day.
Decide how you can get past this barrier. Write down your ideas.
The old saw about returning to the usual eating plan after eating off-plan is one way, but the real issue is The Beast. Eating one fun-size Snickers unleashes The Beast. The Beast wants to eat the whole bag. Returning the issue of barriers, I do my best to minimize the damage. When I went to a performance with friends who just assumed that eating dinner would be part of the evening, I read the menu beforehand and packed extra lettuce (there’s too much “stuff” in restaurant salads and not enough lettuce in my opinion).
Take steps that will make it happen today. Record what you did.
I don’t know that I can tame The Beast, so I simply don’t allow him out. Recovering alcoholics don’t drink alcohol, so why do we shame people who have given up sweets or fried foods by telling them “a bite won’t hurt”? I take food when I’m out for more than three hours. I don’t imagine that I’ll magically find “something I can eat”