Just a thought or two

Thursday, February 04, 2010

My birthday is on Saturday. I'll be 33. I'm not nervous about turning a year older, but what I've been noticing myself doing this week is thinking about how anxious I am about the food that comes with birthday's and how I'm going to handle it. Plus, it's Superbowl weekend and I have a party to go to. I know the healthy choices I need to make and want to make, but I also know that when I'm with friends and family I tend to fall into the category of "follower." I know that my body and metabolism and goals are different than everyone else's, which consequently means that my choices get to be and are different too. But at the same time, I find myself getting annoyed that I can't just be one of those people who doesn't have to think about what they eat or how much of it. And then, especially when I think about celebrating my birthday, I think about enjoying the day and being that person for the day....the one who doesn't think about what I probably shouldn't be eating. Then, I know full well that the next day I'll get up and kick myself over and over for overindulging. I feel crazy!!! I really believe I can find a happy medium in all of this for the weekend, and then translate that happy medium into the rest of my life. I don't get to stop living because I'm trying to be healthy and lose weight, rather my life experiences will expand because I'm living better and making healthier choices!

I know all this! Just why, oh why does it have to be so hard sometimes to remember to apply it every day!

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  • AJC_80
    I understand how you feel! Superbowl is this weekend, and next weekend is my mom's birthday, plus my friend wants to go out to eat this week. I keep playing in my head over and over what I'm going to eat on those days, what my temptations will be and how I will avoid them, as well as what I will eat instead. Sometimes that mental rehearsal is helpful.

    Another thing you can do if you are able is work out extra those days... I usually don't exercise on Sundays, but I think I'm going to try to make it to the gym that day this week. I figure either I will do really well eating-wise and that will just be extra calories burned, or if I do I have a slip up, at least the damage won't be as bad.

    Good luck! You can do it!
    3211 days ago
    Relax and trust yourself. You do know what to do and you know how to do it.
    3211 days ago
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