Tuesday, May 12, 2009
I have Quit Smoking except for One Free Day per Week!
I think as long as I do not smoke from Monday through Friday I deserve to reward myself with cigarettes on the weekend - this will keep me quitting the smoking the rest of the week.
I smoked up to 3 packs daily when I smoked and now I barely smoke a pack all weekend!
What do you think of my plan?
Makes about as much sense as having a cheat day, doesn't it?! It makes more sense to learn how to work into your plan the foods you just cannot live without.
Article after article here at Spark tells us that you can gain 9 lbs per year by not adhering to your meal plan one day per week.
This Blog is not aimed at anyone in particular, it is just my humble opinion of needing to have a cheat day every week. When I thought of the Cigarette analogy I just had to share it.
For me it put things into perspective.
**edited: No, I quit smoking when I was 28 and I do not smoke now.
**edited again: Eating food is the way we nourish our bodies; we cannot live without food and eating. And no one can resist temptations 100% of the time. Work it in or at least track it. There is nothing wrong with going over on our calories sometimes - this is not the same thing as having a cheat day of no tracking and eating whatever is desired.
A dear friend just blogged about such a day where he ate over 11,000 calories - but he tracked it and is trying to learn from it.
**3rd edit: I don't consider BlackHeart's one meal as a cheat day. Cheat days are very dangerous in the wrong hands. Going overboard but tracking is not having a cheat day - it is trying to stay with your program. A day of eat whatever you want, whenever you want, as much as you want, and don't worry about tracking - that is a cheat day.
But the saddest part is the only one being cheated is the one doing it. No one is cheating me by not adhering to their own program. The only one that can cheat me is me. And it is not an option. I want me to succeed too much to do little mind games on myself.
**4th edit: I was attacked in another person's blog because of me posting this one. I gather "this person" recognized himself or herself and so I am to be shot and hung immediately for my opinion. Why is it I am not allowed to have my own opinion in my own blog?