Someone posted on my last blog and it got me to thinking... WHY DO I keep having to start over? ...and WHAT can I learn from my past [so, I don't have to keep doing the same thing over and over again]
I WANT to keep it off this time!
So, I'm going to share here what I shared with them, because I know I'm not alone on this journey, I totally agree that we can do this and if nothing else proves it, it's the fact that we've lost it before and we know we can do it gain; the key, IS lets figure out what we need to do to keep from going back to the old ways. Let me put on my thinking cap...
For me, it's not letting people change my environment or letting them make me feel guilty for not submitting to their habits and beliefs when it comes to diet or bringing foods into MY house
when invited to visit or stay with us.
In 2001 I lost 75 lbs and a cousin came baring $700 worth of junk food for a 10 day visit [she came and said, I don't believe in dieting] .. I lasted for 4 day's before yielding to the ritual of morning pop-tarts and it was all down hill from there.
The next time I lost 65 lbs I allowed my niece and her husband to move in with us, they are kids raising kids and Fast Food and processed foods were all they bought. I tried keeping my food apart from theirs and even had them keep their chips, candy, and other junk foods back in their bedroom... it was tormenting the smells [I mean REALLY, I swear I not only heard the crunch of Doritos but I could smell them
.. however, it was their weekly ritual of Corndogs that finally got me!
Another time, my sister came from Florida
so skinny...grrr and she tried buying healthy stuff only we were eating out all the time and I threw the towel in because of my own stinking thinking of feeling deprived when I saw what everyone else was eating including her!
She works out daily, so that's no help!!!
ANYWAY, if I'm to have my own success: I know I've gotta be able to take control of my life and not be bullied or pressured into seeing and doing things like other people say to do it, but find what is right and healthy for me. My sister loses weight by going to a gym ... my cousin runs a day care in her home and she's to busy to eat or be overweight. I don't get out much and weighing and measuring and tracking my food, that has ALWAYS worked for me.
I just need to stick to it and if people can't abide by my rules in my house; then, maybe it's time for them to find somewhere else to stay. (My sister can come, but we need to make meals at home!!!)