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Trying to change the loser attitude

Sunday, July 07, 2013

How can I get past the "oh, this one meal won't hurt" attitude? Out of 7 days I had 2.5 really bad meal days. I keep pushing back on myself that I can have this one cheat - after all, I've done SO well up until now. Maybe it's partly that I have been harder on myself at the beginning -- but that's how I did so well! Why can't I keep it up?

Ever since I got back from vacation I have been letting myself slip a little more each week. I know that not going away is not the answer, we all need to decompress and get away from work, home, duties, etc -- but it seems that it gave me the mental "go ahead" to be a loser. And not in the good way.

I thought that having my husband on the meal plan with me would help, but we are enablers for each other and tend to say "screw it" too many times. He has done really well so far, and has even started working out with me. I'm happy that he is doing all this, as we both need it, but we have to be stronger than the other when it comes to being just too darn tired, lazy or sick of eating "right".

I'm going to have DH help with the grocery list and help with meal plans for the week. He goes back to work starting on Thursday, and I think the only way to help him keep on track will be to plan the work and work the plan. He is a checklist kind of guy and SparkPeople has helped him to have "fun" with the tracking -- that helped him a lot - just like it did for me. I need to tap into that checklist mentality for him to help him along, and it will help me as well.
Well, here's to doing it right, one day, one meal at a time......!!
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