Little Choices...

Sunday, August 02, 2009

I have had some poorly managed eating since my return from Hawaii, to the point where I had to move my ticker "backwards" a few pounds. Now, aside from this being very humiliating, it was a good wake-up call. I knew I had to regroup my focus and push forward. I just needed a good "thought". Somthing short, to the point, and easy to remember. Somthing that I could chant in my head during those difficult moments of overeating temptation.

I flipped through the motivational pages Spark emails me everyday. I love those things! But nothing nailed my point like I wanted it to. I pictured myself batteling to be thin. Cape waving, banner blazing, running shoes on! I was the picture of fat-burning glory. Now, the important part.. what was I fighting against? And that's when my new quote (and future battle cry) came to me..

"It's the little choices that are keeping you fat!"

"YES!!, That's it!!" I wouldn't go to Marie Callendar's and eat an ENTIRE pie, and I couldn't eat more than 3 pieces of pizza if I tried. THAT isn't my personal temptation. It's the LITTLE choices that were breaking me! It was that small handful of animal cookies; finishing off my daughter's chocolate milk; eating the crust off my son's pizza; are chocolate covered raisens a fruit?...

Well friends, how can you jump over buildings when you trip on toothpics? I'm keeping my eyes on those sneaky Little Choices from now on. But I'll tell you one thing, they have lost some power today. I have my quote, and I'm ready to use it.

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  • LBELL725
    I do agree with the little things comment. A bite here and there won't hurt anything; at least that is what we keep telling ourselves but we all know it isn't true. We just have to pick ourselves up and keep trying.
    4278 days ago
    Hey Spark Friend, What you said makes since. I never have thought about it that way. I have the same problem with my 23 month old. She just wanted a apple i peeled it and she did not want it so of course I ate it . I know it was not that bad for me but its the other things like the little teddy grahams that I need to just throw out after she is done eating. Good luck on the weight battle You will win!
    4279 days ago
    What a revelation- thank you for articulating this very important challenge. emoticon
    4279 days ago
    "how can you jump over buildings when you trip on toothpics?"...........I love this quote!
    We all get tripped up by "little choices"---unfortunately all too often, those little choices can have BIG consequences.
    Just by blogging about it, you will be more aware, and because I read your blog, you've helped me be more aware, too. emoticon
    4279 days ago
    emoticon and too true- good blog today!!!
    4279 days ago
    Thanks for letting me see what I do today makes a difference. emoticon
    4279 days ago
    Pamela Peekes body for life for women discuss how important that Mantra is.
    I love it. Your blog was great!
    4279 days ago
    Way to go - I just love it when the light bulb comes on!
    To add to that - if you want. Watch the BLT's all the Bites, Licks and Tastes. Someone told me that was their mantra - and I like it. You are right - all those little choice can bring you down. But now that you recognize it, they don't have a chance - makes me think of the old RAID commercial killing all the little bugs!
    Good Luck and keep on keeping on!
    4279 days ago
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