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Monday Doldrums

Monday, January 14, 2013

It's Monday. Well, yippee (sarcastically stated). I have so many thoughts jumbling through my head that I can't focus on any one. I start one, only to think of another, start that, think of something else, go to that and so forth and so on.

What's it accomplished? Absolutely nothing! I get discouraged and plop down in my chair until my mind settles down. That's not necessarily a good thing because as I'm settling, I begin having the "Attack of the I WANT's" and well, that ain't no good at'all!

I WANT a hoagie..... emoticon

I WANT some pizza..... emoticon

I WANT some McDonalds..... emoticon

I WANT macaroni and cheese...... emoticon

I WANT mashed potatoes and corn...... emoticon

It's definitely never I WANT fresh carrots, or a banana, or a yogurt, or a smoothie. Oooohhhh Noooooo, it's never that. It's always those yummy fat-filled comfort foods that whisper in my ear. I stick my fingers in and say, "I'm not listening!...DoBeeDoBeeDo.....
.I'm not listening!" Those whispers just get louder.

It's a dilemma those on a life changing journey inevitably face. How do you conquer those insatiable WANTS?

I've tried walking around, reading, crocheting, watching a show that I really enjoy, doing some light exercises. I've even tried brushing my teeth. Most times they will help. Sometimes I have to simply be stern with my own self and say:
"Now look Shamra, you ARE fat emoticon . Do you want to stay this way until you die emoticon ?"

Does it always work? Nope. But, it's works more than it ever has. So, I write this to say those whisperings are loud. What I could easily fix is so far over every number and what would take me more time than I want to spend is what I should be eating.

I'm persevering though. I haven't yet decided what I'm going to have for lunch. But it's going to be within my count range. I have a goal in mind and I must (in the words of Captain Picard) MAKE IT SO! emoticon
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  • no profile photo SAMANTHA1965
    Hi shamra, i am new to sp .i am 3 weeks into my diet & i can relate to this post the whispers are loud today .it has been a rainy, gloomy day & all i have thought about is food .
    2239 days ago
    It is hard to be strong, but so worth it. Keep up the good work!
    2254 days ago
  • KATE41195
    You can do it Shamra! It is so hard to ignore those whispers but it sounds like you have great strategies.
    2255 days ago
  • BEEJAY49
    Lunch here is way over and I fell into the comfort food today myself, but I only had 1/2 c. mac and cheese. Then I got up and got moving. I would have loved to have 2 cups of it with a crunch of chips on the side, you are not alone. :) Have you checked out some of the snacks in the Spark People recipes? There are some nice ones there. :) You can do this! HUGS!
    2255 days ago
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