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Something to chew on

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Had my day all mapped out . . . but then found out that hubby's new motorcycle can be ready for pick up this afternoon! He's been patiently (yeah, right) waiting for 4 weeks. So, off we go.

But, aside from that, here's something to think about:

I've been doing some pondering on the underlying reasons it is so easy for me (us?) to fail - at weight loss, or anything for that matter.

I was going to blog about it today but waiting until tomorrow will give me more time to chew on it. . . and get your input if you have anything to say.

I'd be interested in your thoughts about this phenomenon.

So, let's say we want to lose 5 pounds. We're all strong and determined . . . until that cream puff or brownie or whatever our demon of choice might be at the moment.

Before we know it, the cream puff has been consumed (and maybe the brownie too) and we're beating ourself up, again.

We all know that the cream puff didn't just plaster itself against our face....

We made that decision to pick it up and stuff it in our mouth.

But why?

What are your thoughts? Care to share your experience???

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  • 123ELAINE456
    There is a lot of Reasons for it. Loneliness, For Comfort, Pleasure, Munchies, To Calm Your Nerves, You love the Taste, to Settle Your Stomach, The Sight Of The Food, That Could Be The Cause. It is a lot to think about and try to find the direct cause as what started it. I hope this helps You figure things out. Good Luck. I hope Your Husband Enjoys His New Bike. God Blessings to You and Everyone. Have a Very Nice Day. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    2391 days ago
    It could be a lot of the reasons everyone mentioned. For example....I ate more tonight than I wanted to, for me it was because I was tired, did not get home from work till 8:00pm. Then I had to return 2 phone calls. My resolve is not as strong tonight.
    2391 days ago
    Stress, fatigue, munchies, you name it, I can justify eating it. Now I try to think so I really need to eat this, am I really that hungry for these calories.....
    2391 days ago
    Boredom, unhappiness, stress-you name it. It can all distract our thoughts from what we should be doing. Practice mindful eating. Easy to say and hard to do but try to think BEFORE you eat. HUGS!
    2391 days ago
  • CHERIJ16
    I tend to build the food up in my mind and it doesn't always taste as good as I thought it would! After I've eaten it I feel like I wasted the calories.
    That's why I tell myself: "Nothing tastes as good as thin feels." emoticon
    2391 days ago
    Until the changes are made in our habits, it's just more comfortable to do the "old things".... to make the great resolve to do better "until there is a challenge"...
    Challenge is a wonderful thing when you are able to move through them without being side tracked.
    The key is changing the habit... a diligent exerted effort that takes 24 days of consistent work everyday to change a habit.

    things to think about is the reason you want to make the changes; don't accept failure as an option; taking care of your body is your job- loving yourself in the process is the challenge

    2391 days ago
    I like the way certain things taste, and I want that flavor in my mouth. Same reasons there are some foods I avoid. No matter how good they are for me, I will never eat them because I don't like the way they taste, or the way they feel.
    2391 days ago
    I think "habit" is one of the big keys. We're just used to doing it. It is easy and doesn't require thought or effort.
    2391 days ago
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