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Monday, May 6, 2013--Stop Being a People Pleaser

Monday, May 06, 2013

Ok, it is confession time for me. Today I am up 1.7 pounds from what I weighed in on Wednesday. This is because of the following:

1. Friday I was actually 224.9 and I was very excited about it.

2. Saturday hit--went to the Mom's day with my daughter and we went out for lunch with another mom and daughter. I had half a Taco Salad and 1 small margarita on the rocks, along with chips and salsa. For dinner I had a grilled chicken breast on a large salad of romaine.

3. Sunday hits, I weigh in at 226.3--Not what I wanted to see but knew it was because of the sugar and salt of the margarita along with the salt and extra calories in the taco salad. I vow to do better today then my son invites me to go with him and my DH to a 3-D archery shoot. I think, great I will get a lot of walking done going around the lake with them while they shoot their targets. I will also take my camera with me and get some great shots. We decide to eat breakfast at the club and this is what I had--scrambled eggs, 2 pieces of real bacon and water. I get over 8,000 steps walking with them. We get home and then my husband decides to make apple brats. I know I should not eat this but don't want to sound ungrateful so the pleaser in me eats a brat along with potato chips. I do however also eat a salad of romaine and cucumbers, no bun. After I go out and do my weekend shopping and get more walking in my husband wants to go out for Cinco de Mayo. I tell him no, I do not need Mexican food and be tempted to have another margarita on top of what I have already eaten this weekend. Instead we go to the movies where I have pop corn, no extra butter and water. Total calories for the day: 1737 of bad food. Only 8 calories of healthy food. I did burn 2468 calories yesterday but I don't think that will take away the bad choice of food and that is why I am up.

What did I learn: STOP TRYING TO PLEASE OTHER PEOPLE!!!! I should know this already but I am just wired this way. I have always tried to please either my parents, my friends, my boss, my husband or my kids. I don't like to disappoint anyone. But who am I really disappointing, myself.

So what is my plan for today:

1. Go to Y and work out for 60 minutes--Done
2. Pack a healthy lunch and snacks--Done
3. Walk during my lunch hour--Beautiful day today, no reason not to walk.
4. Pack workout clothes and shoes in car--Done
5. Go on line and see if the Y has a class I can go to after work
6. Continue to eat healthy
7. Avoid temptation
9. Close kitchen after 6

Everyone have a great day and get outside and enjoy the weather.
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    Practice this saying: "No thank you."

    You don't need to eat to make other people happy, they should be happy that you're trying to live long enough to be with them a long time.
    1811 days ago
    I can identify with the people pleaser in you!! I am so easily swayed, and so worried about disappointing people. If I'm honest, though, I sometimes tell myself I am deviating from my plan to please other people when what I'm really doing is using them as an excuse to deviate (what? me? look for an excuse?! emoticon ) You have a great plan for getting back on track, and negotiating this social eating thing takes lots of perseverance!
    1811 days ago
  • NHES220
    Sounds like a great plan! I think the sodium may be part of the culprit.

    1811 days ago
  • 2BEHEALTHY2014
    I try to please others too. We need to learn to p,ease ourself too! Good luck!
    1811 days ago
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