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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Why is it easier to make bad choices than it is to make good ones?

I was doing fine until 11:00 a.m. Then, it was making bad choices one after another.

Do you find it easier to make bad choices than good ones, as well? Why?

How can I stop making bad choices? I know better!!!
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    It seems the bad choices are just bad habits we fall into without thinking. I will use mindless eating/snacking in that category, as an example. And, the good choices are something we have to be diligent & determined about doing. So, for me, it seems the bad choices are "easier" to do then the other way around. I'm right with you on this one! I see the evidence of my bad choices & still stumble over NOT making the bad choices. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1778 days ago
    Know how you feel, making bad choices is some thing that we all do at one time or another.
    1816 days ago
  • -POOKIE-
    A friend of mine on here says this:

    "You never regret a healthy choice"

    Stop, repeat that to yourself and wonder how rubbish you WILL feel when you make the poor choices.

    Stop, repeat that to yourself and wonder how great you WILL feel sticking to your plan.

    That comment has really stuck with me.
    1936 days ago
    Perhaps it is the way that you are classifying choices as 'good or bad'! Perhaps you should look at it differently. That there is no such thing as a bad food choice, just some have a lot more nutrition than others. If you have chosen a high fat or sugar alternative, then chose a low one for the next meal. A run of such choices may mean that your body needs this for some reason, so no need to stop choosing it, but only eat it if you're hungry, eat it slowly, and just stop eating as soon as you are slightly full, and bin the rest.
    1936 days ago
    CB - That is funny.

    I also feel like I have been making all the wrong choices lately. I have the best intentions but somewhere along the line I "just don't care right now" and I blow it. (There, I admitted it) I use to not worry about it too awful much because the majority of the time I was good, but I am definitely swinging to the bad right now.

    I think that we really have to be conscious and about the choices when we are making them. Maybe I will try this, when the time comes to eat or drink stop and pause. Ask myself is this a good/healthy choice or is this a bad/UNhealthy choice? Also perhaps I will add writing to the choice and write down why I want either of those foods. Maybe by doing these things I will make better choices and give myself more awareness about what's going on while making those choices.

    We are all a work in progress not perfection!

    1936 days ago
  • DRB13_1
    The food showdowns are good practice - two options, pick what you think is the better one.
    You can do it! emoticon
    1936 days ago
    Because life is a challenge.
    1936 days ago
  • BERRY4
    Romans 7:14 - 8:11
    I have NOT come close to the Apostle Paul and he writes about this very thing...the "tug-of-war" between choosing what is good and choosing what is not good.

    IMO, many things have a spiritual element that we tend to forget comes into play. If the enemy can get us feeling defeated, then he has "won" in that area.
    Pray for help when the temptations hit. (easier said than done!) emoticon
    1936 days ago
    Yes, that is so frustrating, isn't it!

    Reminds me of Scripture, "Narrow is the way that leads to life, and few find it..."
    "Wide is the way to death...."
    The elevated, exalted way is tough, really tough. Ouch.

    Dr. Judith Beck points out that if I consistently make the hard choice, my "resistance muscles" get stronger.

    1936 days ago
    It's easier for me to make good choices when I'm by myself unless I get really upset then I binge :(. But I'm working on it.
    1936 days ago
    Don't feel bad. I've been making bad choices lately too. Tomorrow is a new day.
    1936 days ago
    I liked the "prayer" that said they were thankful that they hadn't overeaten, done anything bad, or fallen into temptation so far that day, but they would be getting out of bed soon and all bets would be off after that. I know it's paraphrased, but I have days like that too!

    1936 days ago
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