I try my very best to do moderation. During family get togethers, and the holidays I try to go in with the motto: "Taste Everything, but Eat Nothing" (skinnygirl rules). Has this worked for me? Not Yet...LOL! I usually still end up overdoing it on something. But I never give up trying! I look forward to the day that I am truly in control of food and that it's not in control of me. Until then live and learn and keep moving forward.
As far as beating myself up after I over do it, I used to, but not anymore! I just accept it, and move on! Crying over it does NOTHING! It usually just leads to me sitting around on the couch eating more. Instead I chalk it up as another learning experience, sometimes I may take the time to analyze a little (not dwell on) to figure out what triggered me, was it the setting, was it a certain food? Then I write that down in my journal so that I'm better prepared for next time.
My strategy that I'm going to try this holiday season is to take my motivation with me. I will carry an index card with me, on one side of the card I will have a motivation picture of the body I'm working to achieve and on the other side some motivational mantras and a few STOP and THINK first questions; will eating this get me closer to my goal? (look at picture and think) How will I feel if I eat this? Is another portion worth it in the long run? I'm going to keep it in the pocket of my jeans so it's close for emergency use. I'm also going to wear a pair of jeans that really fit, you know the ones that look good and are comfortable if you eat the way you should, but will make you miserable if you over do it. No sweats or stretchy pants, those always lead to trouble!
“Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul; the blue prints of your ultimate achievements.”
| Pounds lost: 24.8