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SABOTAGE!


Tuesday, December 07, 2010

After celebrating my hott picture yesterday - I almost completely sabotaged myself today! I didn't have anything to pack for lunch this morning so I decided I would go to the grocery store during lunch and put together a salad from the yummy fresh salad bar they have out every day. When I went down to my car I thought - "I have to go right past Wendy's to get to the grocery store, and I haven't had Wendy's in a long time. I could just get a small Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger because they're really not that bad. And if I get some fries it's ok too because I can totally work it off later. And at least I'll get an ice tea to drink instead of a soda. And it's cold out and I could just go thru the drive-thru and not get out of the car".

LUCKILY the rational part of my brain kicked in and reminded me of my victory yesterday. I did not go to Wendy's, I DID go to the grocery store and get my kick-a** salad and now my hunger is satisfied. I'm really proud of myself but I realized this is my pattern. I have a victory and allow myself to cheat with the thought that it will be "just this once". Then I fall back into bad habits and before I know it I'm putting weight back on.

I'm really proud that I stopped myself from eating that fat-laden cheeseburger today and I hope I finally learned something! What have you learned lately about the ways you sabotage yourself?

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ASHNIKOLE 12/7/2010 4:22PM

    Thank you! It's almost like my brain decides I've done enough and can take a break. Crazy to think I didn't realize this before! You're right...we *WILL* break the cycle!

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CSDOWNING 12/7/2010 4:18PM

    Way to go! I think a lot of us do that. I'll get to feeling all smug and self-satisfied for some small victory, and then like you, rationlize myself right back into something that I shouldn't. So good for you! We *can* break the cycle!

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