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Sabotage in my Daily Life - Part 2

Saturday, November 17, 2012

A while back, at the prompting of Sparkcoach, I wrote about my hubby being my biggest saboteur. Funny enough, this whole last week, even tho I didn't say anything to him, and he doesn't read anything on the site, he's been cutting back on the amount of salt he uses, and has been using Pam instead of butter! He's an amazing man!

Also, a Sparkfriend sent me a link today (thank you Lisa!) to an article about Sabotage, and I realized that I'm not as bad off as I could be. For example, yesterday, a girlfriend at work, out of the blue, and because it was Friday, brought me a Tim Horton's breakfast sandwich. Oh my, they are so good! I did't refuse it because there have been issues at work lately, and I saw it as a "peace offering" of sorts (a good one too - lol). I sat there and stared at it for awhile and argued with my skinny self and my chubby self, and in the end, ate the thing (chalk one up for chubby self) - BUT - I took off the sausage first, and reduced the calories by 170 off the original 510. Also, Friday's are my TRX day, and I promised one of my gym friends I'd do Zumba too, so at the end of the day, I'd worked off all those calories anyway.

I had an "ah ha" moment, that even tho I allowed myself to be sabotaged, I was able to control it, reduce the damage to my daily calorie intake, and to not hurt an old friend's feelings. And, I didn't spend the rest of the day being mad at myself for cheating (and chalk one for skinny self)!
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THETHOMPSONMOM 11/17/2012 12:51PM

    My hubby was my sabotage the first few days. He's like "oh hey lets go eat here" and im like sure i can just get something that follows my plan. not. he ordered *for* me. i ate every bite. and lied about it. but didn't do it again. i learned from it. so. yay. Then I talked to him about it. Again. and. Again. and finally he gets it and supports me without his... unsupportive support ;)

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