Sunday, October 20, 2013
WHY DO I LIE?
DO I LIE?
DO I MEAN TO?
WHO DOES IT HURT?
The answers to these questions are intertwined.
WHY...............lying to myself happens without intent. I don't ALWAYS lie, but it happens like this...................I step on the scale in the morning. My weight is up. I immediately pause to think. What have I been doing? Is this real wt gain or is it something else? Sometimes, like today, I have an immediate answer to the questions. autumn has had me thinking about comfort foods. Well, comfort for me, which I know may not be comfort for everyone. I've been cooking and eating pots of chili, pea soup, and boiled dinner....good cold weather food and filled with fiber. Nothing wrong with that but better make sure the water intake is up there. So, this morning I told myself..."It's not REAL wt. gain, it's fiber...I'm full of it!" LOL
Am I lying to myself? I wonder. It is true that my fiber intake is over the top. I drink a lot of water but I haven't had extra water so yes, I am full of it.....BUT....what else have I been doing? Hershey's nuggets....every day...hmmmm. Potato chips, tortilla chips....measured yes, but salt that I don't need.
Ok, I certainly didn't mean to lie, but I think I am lying to myself a bit. I've been logging my miles and excusing my chocolate intake by counting the miles and the calories burnt. Not particularly bright, and not entirely honest.
Who does it hurt? DUH.............the only one I hurt when I lie to myself is me.
So now I know what I need to do. I need to be honest. Does logging the miles allow a free ride? NO! Can I still have chocolate or chips or ..............fill in the blank? YES! But not without reason. It's really very simple. I know what I need to do. I've done it before and I will do it again.
Back to today's scale...honestly, it's not a lie....it's up PARTLY because of my fiber rich diet and ENTIRELY due to what I have been eating! Big distinction and totally honest.
Honesty has GOT to be the best policy.