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Outsmarting the Saboteur

Monday, February 11, 2013

We should be flattered! So many of us may have someone in our lives who often sabotages our weight loss efforts. I do. We must be a fantastic, beautiful and desirable person if someone doesn't really want us to look good. Well, at least this person thinks so. Are there any other evidences of jealousy in areas outside of looks? It's a yes for me.
Well, I am so much more than someone's possession and I can stand up to this sabotage. Yes, when I was young the jealousy factor was flattering when males were around me and my other would pout or get angry. I am too old now to get divorced and there are good things for sure about this guy!
It's really not that difficult to stand up to the saboteur. It is easy to say"I am not hungry" or "I want to stick to my healthy eating". I think it's important though to state it firmly. You can always leave the immediate area and do something else. I am a little off track and feeling a little like the snow storm we had but I can do this. However, I've come a long way, baby!
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2HAMSDIET 2/12/2013 12:09AM

    change is hard and scary for everyone. Your doing good just keep talking about how you are doing this so you feel better and can better take care of things. There is a bright side to everything. emoticon

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SAMI199 2/11/2013 8:22PM

    emoticon I love your advice-say it firmly-

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NORWOODGIRL 2/11/2013 2:33PM

    Good for you! My husband is a saboteur. But he is also a keeper, for a lot of different reasons. I'm glad you've come up with coping strategies. I give away the Valentine chocolates and Christmas Turtles almost as soon as they come in the house - or I would eat them all.

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BARBANNA 2/11/2013 2:23PM

    Good for you to stick with your convictions! There is sabatoge everywhere, all you have to do is turn on the TV, computer, radio and especially family. I get that all the time and it's hard. My family always wants me to eat the greasy, fattening and high sugar foods they consume, but I know that my system would not tolerate them. It takes a lot of willpower!

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MPETERSON2311 2/11/2013 11:23AM

    oops- posted twice

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MPETERSON2311 2/11/2013 11:23AM

    Good for you. I really admire you sticking to your guns!

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DIANN111 2/11/2013 10:54AM

    You are so right. I usually say "I'm not really hungry right now" or something along those lines. That seems to work better than saying "I'm on a diet", which just leads to further explanations or prodding to eat anyway. Good for you for recognizing and reminding us that we each have to take control of own decisions.
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PSHOWS 2/11/2013 10:10AM

    Oh yes, that's true! There is such a thing as a saboteur but we must also be sure not to blame others in the meantime. Very good... Thanks!

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JANEMARIE77 2/11/2013 10:00AM

    good for you and you are so right others really have no power over us unless we let them or they are tying us down and force feeding us lol I hope we are always the ones in control and it does us no good to blame others oh we are learning isn't it wonderful

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ASTRA58 2/11/2013 9:27AM

    Good for you! It's wonderful when you feel you have the strength to say NO! emoticon

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