Monday, November 25, 2013
How do you all protect your weight loss program? What I mean is do you avoid situations so that you dont over eat or have to explain why you are not eating all the food?
I for one cannot avoid those situations. If I did that just to save myself from over eating I would end up locking myself up in my house and never going out. Take Thanksgiving for example. I need to learn how to eat in those situations. I cannot avoid them. If I did that I wouldnt learn to eat at big gatherings. We all need to learn to make smart choices. Set up a game plan and stick with it. You do not have to try everything. If you feel you will hurt someones feelings if you dont try something then explain to that person why. If they truely support you they will understand. Tell them next time they make it you would be more than happy to try it. Im lucky that I dont have food pushers in my family. My family knows that I am trying to lose and they support me 150%. Its awesome.
Another risky time I find that it is hard to "protect" or stick to my program is right after work. Oh that is huge trigger time for me and I am not sure why. I do find that if I work out right after work then I dont go hunting for food. Maybe I do it after work to unwind from the stress of being at work. I am not sure. Do any of you do that?
Weekends are another hard time for me. I am home all the time and always think of the food I could make to eat. They seem to be getting better but there are still times I struggle. I should really learn to pick up a hobby or work out allot during that time.
What I need is a game plan for my hard to control time to protect my program.
1- Gatherings - There is always a veggie tray at these things. I need to load up on that first and chug water. There is always a ton of food there too so I need to take very small portions to eat. Almost like I am feeing Tyler. Share the same size portions as my 10 year old. Seconds are not allowed at this time.
2- After work - I will work out right when I get home from work. If Its not a work out day then I will keep myself busy by cleaning or playing with the boys. That would be fun, productive, and get my mind off things.
3- weekends - I wont do any baking. I will only do so once in a great while and try to make it healthier, I will work out more on the weekends to keep me busy, I will go out and do things with family and friends, I will clean, I will play with the boys,
All this will keep me occupied so that I can stick to my program and not let anything derail my effots! I can do this because I have come this far and I am so worth it! You are too!!!!