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It's not an option....

Friday, July 12, 2013

This is my mantra. When I want to eat a third cookie, when I look at the elevator instead of the stairs... I say this to myself over and over.

It's not an option. It's not an option. It's not an option. It's not an option. It's not an option. It's not an option. It's not an option. It's not an option. It's not an option. It's not an option. It's not an option. It's not an option. It's not an option. It's not an option. It's not an option. It's not an option.

Like a lunatic I say this over and over (mentally of course!) until I can walk away. Sometimes its hard, like pulling off a hangnail. It hurts at first, but its best if you do it in one swift tug, then it only hurts for a minute. Like getting out of bed without hitting the snooze button.It only hurts for a minute, then you're fine and relieved that you don't have to rush. Same with my mantra. The hardest part is walking away (or walking) when I don't want to, but when I finally do it, I am relieved. Another battle against myself has been one, that's one more tally for slimmer me.
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434TERESA 7/12/2013 3:02PM

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WOUBBIE 7/12/2013 10:05AM

    LOL! I totally, totally agree with your method!

I've written about this in blogs and other comments, but one of the things that helped me quit smoking was constantly telling myself, every time a craving hit, that "Oh, that's just that thing you USED to do." At first I said it nearly every minute of the day. I never mentioned cigarettes or smoking directly, just "that thing you used to do". Over time I said it less and less until I became an ex-smoker.

There are a lot of similarities between quitting smoking and getting control over eating and weight. First, I will NEVER be a non-smoker again, always an EX-smoker. In the same sense, even when I'm at my weight goal I will never be a thin person, I will always be an ex- fat person (and no, I have no trouble calling myself "fat", it describes me perfectly accurately.) There will never be a time in my life when I can just eat any old thing without risking my health and my waistline.

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JILLYMAUI 7/12/2013 1:00AM

    I love your mantra! And I love your crossed out No Excuses too. AWESOME!!!!


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