Tuesday, January 08, 2013
In an effort to blog more for this year along my journey, here is my second blog. When I do blog it is generally related to what SparkCoach has asked me to do as is the case here.
Blog for today: Is someone sabotaging your weight-loss efforts? Why do you think that is? What can you do to stay in control and address the situation? Write a blog today about your plan, then put it into action!
I've learned a lot about me, myself and I being in charge when it comes to weight loss, but this lesson for today I've had a lot of trouble with. We are southern so my trouble begins at home in the kitchen but is well rooted in the fact anytime our family is together is revolves around a meal......I'm not talking about just the kickers Easter, July 4, Thanksgiving, Christmas, ect. We gather for babies, birthdays, weather and the list goes on. Everyone brings a dish and we have some great ones if thats not enough you just can't say NO to Grandma as sweet and well meaning as she is, she insists even the most stuffed person has one more helping of mashed potatoes and gravy, or one of my aunts claim "y'all don't like my cooking" ---for a southern woman their is no greater disrespect than someone not liking your food. So all of us eat & eat till we can't move.
Since July 4, 2012 I made it thru many of these gatherings by opting to just not go, or going and say I just ate or I'm not feeling well (which wasn't/ isn't a lie with my recent additional health issues I have been dealing with,) For my first big holidays since starting my journey no 4th of July, No Halloween Party, and Thanksgiving I didn't either, and then Christmas didn't bake or cook anything(a first in all my years) and when I went to the dinners I didn't eat anything at all..(I said I wasn't feeling good)....It kept me from getting nagged to death about eating and overeating so I thought ........I thought I was in control only to come home ravenous and raid the fridge and cabinets.. This has been so draining and depressing.
For me I think thisis more about lessons learned, what I learned about myself and what didn't work. I think I would have fared much better had I just ate a small amount say a tablespoon of several dishes and then would have kept from being nagged about eating, wouldn't have been so ravenous once home but most importantly I MUST ALWAYS BE IN CONTROL NO MATTER THE SITUATION OR WHERE I AM WHEN IT COMES TO FOOD !
***My Plan: now that I am aware of the above and know what comes at the gatherings I plan on using my SparkPeople Cookbook and making at least one dish from it to take as my dish, Doing this will ensure I have something healthily to eat and others will have a chance to taste that healthy can taste good. Its a win win........worse case I have a dish no one likes and can take home fo leftovers .... divide up for instant meals !! Most importantly I'm in control of my food choices not mom, grandma, aunts, uncles .
Thanks for stopping by
Peace & Love