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Your Invited to Stay but your Junk Food isn't...

Saturday, February 09, 2013

Someone posted on my last blog and it got me to thinking... WHY DO I keep having to start over? ...and WHAT can I learn from my past [so, I don't have to keep doing the same thing over and over again] emoticon I WANT to keep it off this time! emoticon

So, I'm going to share here what I shared with them, because I know I'm not alone on this journey, I totally agree that we can do this and if nothing else proves it, it's the fact that we've lost it before and we know we can do it gain; the key, IS lets figure out what we need to do to keep from going back to the old ways. Let me put on my thinking cap... emoticon For me, it's not letting people change my environment or letting them make me feel guilty for not submitting to their habits and beliefs when it comes to diet or bringing foods into MY house emoticon when invited to visit or stay with us.

In 2001 I lost 75 lbs and a cousin came baring $700 worth of junk food for a 10 day visit [she came and said, I don't believe in dieting] .. I lasted for 4 day's before yielding to the ritual of morning pop-tarts and it was all down hill from there. emoticon

The next time I lost 65 lbs I allowed my niece and her husband to move in with us, they are kids raising kids and Fast Food and processed foods were all they bought. I tried keeping my food apart from theirs and even had them keep their chips, candy, and other junk foods back in their bedroom... it was tormenting the smells [I mean REALLY, I swear I not only heard the crunch of Doritos but I could smell them emoticon emoticon .. however, it was their weekly ritual of Corndogs that finally got me! emoticon

Another time, my sister came from Florida emoticon emoticon emoticon so skinny...grrr and she tried buying healthy stuff only we were eating out all the time and I threw the towel in because of my own stinking thinking of feeling deprived when I saw what everyone else was eating including her! emoticon emoticon emoticon She works out daily, so that's no help!!! emoticon

ANYWAY, if I'm to have my own success: I know I've gotta be able to take control of my life and not be bullied or pressured into seeing and doing things like other people say to do it, but find what is right and healthy for me. My sister loses weight by going to a gym ... my cousin runs a day care in her home and she's to busy to eat or be overweight. I don't get out much and weighing and measuring and tracking my food, that has ALWAYS worked for me.

I just need to stick to it and if people can't abide by my rules in my house; then, maybe it's time for them to find somewhere else to stay. (My sister can come, but we need to make meals at home!!!) emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    Me too!
    1898 days ago
    Allowing temptation into your sanctuary, the place where you rest, relax and recharge, can make changes almost impossible to keep. Seeing someone eat unhealthy foods that tempt me is ok in public, but when I go home I am usually exhausted, weak/tired and not prepared to battle my temptations. I think this is a great realization for you and I hope DH helps you implement steps to help you meet and maintain your goals- after all, everyone needs a cheerleader :)

    1898 days ago
  • MARYBETH4884
    Family should be coming to enjoy you! Your house your food rules! A smoker no longer expects to be able to smoke in someone else's home, the same should go for food. If you are providing enough food to fill them, they should have no complaints, you don't need to be on a diet to eat healthy. Your pan is fantastic!
    1899 days ago
    Sounds like a good plan!!

    Good luck!!

    1899 days ago
    sounds like a great plan. Peer pressure is quite powerful.
    1899 days ago
    This sounds like a wonderful plan. Peer pressure (family pressure too) can be hard to avoid. You need to look at the picture in the long run and ask yourself is this junk food worth everything I have sacrificed so far? Go from there. Good luck on your journey you are so strong.. I can hear and see that in your words. Donna
    1899 days ago
    I totally get this. I cannot have junk in the house or it calls me. "IN HERE...In the kitchen...Pie...Cake...come and get us." My kitchen only houses healthy snacks now. I do buy some junk for my son each week but he has to keep it in his room. I cannot see it. LOL.
    1899 days ago
    all the best
    1900 days ago
    I know how that is. I can not go to restaurants with people who are eating foods on front of me that I have a hard time resisting
    1900 days ago
    I totally agree if it is your house then it needs to be your rules. Stick with your plans.
    1900 days ago
    I TOTALLY get everything you said here! It just gets me how some people can eat whatever they want and NOT HAVE A WEIGHT PROBLEM!! It drives me nuts.

    Hang in there....

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    1900 days ago
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