Monday, July 15, 2013
There was a time that when I would do something physical, a walk, a bike ride, really anything where I moved my body, I figured I did that, I can have a treat! The problem with that kind of thinking was that I needed to lose weight desperately (to date I've lost 78 pounds) not maintain the weight I had. I had to change the way I thought about food. It shouldn't be a "reward" for good behavior.
I am NOT a dog. I don't beg, sit up, roll over, or speak on command! Why would I want to give myself in essence, a bit of kibble as a reward for something that not only is good for me but makes me feel so good physically, mentally, and emotionally? Shouldn't the reward be that feeling?
Don't get me wrong, I can have the occasional cookie (can you say brownies with nuts?), but it's not the reward anymore. The reward is looking in the mirror and being happy with how I look. Feeling healthy and able to do things with my family without wheezing and thinking I was going to die from exertion is an amazing reward and I'll take it any day over a "treat". I am most certainly NOT a dog! humpf! lol!