Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Pay attention when and old dog is barking.—Old Proverb
I loved seeing this quote in my email this morning! I had just commented to someone that I learn a lot reading old blogs of successful SPers. To all you “old dogs”—no, I don’t really think of you as “old” or “dogs”—Thank You, Thank You, Thank You. You make my finding my way easier.
That said, my latest notion is that I need to focus on my PURCHASE HABITS and not so much consumption. I’ve noticed a pattern. If I purchase groceries right after my workout but not when I’m starving—I’m so motivated by the workout that NOTHING is getting into my cart that should not be there. EXCEPT THAT I am triggered by sales and, surprisingly, I purchase my treats when I feel strong and in good self-control!
Now, since I work so hard exercising and sticking to balanced healthy nutrition, I know that if I put out only 5% more effort and refused to purchase treats in these instances when I’m feeling smug I would have nothing to cave in to later when I have my emotional eating moments. In fact, it would be so inconvenient to do the emotional eating that I would have to leave my house, drive to the grocery store, and buy something. That’s a good plan and mostly what I have been doing. But I had not realized I was buying treats when I was feeling oh so proud of myself.
1. Control my purchases ESPECIALLY in times I am feeling self-confident and smug about my success thus it will save me from a crash later.
2. Keep learning from old dogs.