Saturday, July 06, 2013
Yesterday, I was feeling frustrated. My husband went to the store and bought JUNK food for himself! He doesn't get it! He was once over-weight but conquered his weight loss by eating only ONCE a day! I can't do that. For one thing, I'm a diabetic and need to eat every couple of hours.
I attempted to have healthy snacks; or snacks that are better options than chips, salty crackers, coke, Klondike etc. Yesterday, he brought into our home all of these 'crap' foods that I LOVE!! Yes, I was feeling very frustrated. He thinks it's as simple as "Don't eat it"! It's not that simple. I can fight temptation for so long and then I cave. After he fell asleep, I got into his chips and ate a handful! How am I going to get and be healthy living with a saboteur.
So, I've been searching on Spark for motivation. Here's what spoke volumes to me today:
"Every time you misstep on your healthy journey, you have two choices: to keep walking backwards, which will surely take you even further away from your goals; or to accept your lack of perfection as normal and forgivable, and take not one, but two positive steps down the path that brings your closer to the future you want."
I do NOT want to walk backwards therefore I will take the latter. I will accept my imperfection and forgive myself for what I did to my body last night. I need to eat a healthy diet for me! I need to have my diabetes under control. It is a fact, for me, that I could NOT keep eating the way I was eating with my husband! Not unless, I want to die sooner than later. I've been given two opportunities to wake up and smell the coffee!! My stupidity did not cause any life long damage to my body so I will NOT push my luck!
I will keep this quote from the motivational article I read today close to heart.
Moral of this story: Sometimes you have to be your own cheerleader