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The old habits die hard.

Monday, June 17, 2013

So I feel off the SP wagon. But, it's okay. I picked myself back up again. I've settled into my life here in Seattle. But, what that really means is that I let old habits of going out to eat spending $$ and calories on thing I don't really want and aren't good for me. One of my biggest downfalls is going out to eat. I love it! The bad part is, I can't convince myself to make the healthy choice. It's easier for me to not go out and stay at home rather then be tempted and fail.

One of the best things I did for myself, when I first moved was to set a strict budget for myself. Honestly, that's a really big motivator for me. Trying not to spend money I don't have. The thing is going out is how people socialize. Even if I participate in an activity with them, after we're done people want to go out and eat together. Either that, or they wonder if, "you want to grab a bite before you go". I want to hang out with people. I don't want to be a recluse, but I don't want to spend the money or really eat the food. But, I want to be with people.

Ugghhh what do I do?!?! This has always been my biggest problem. Falling into temptations trap, and not being able to stop the slippery slope that got me to a 100 lbs over weight. I need to come up with coping mechanisms. But, I don't know how.
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    You can find friends with the same goals as you. Instead of going out for some food, you go out for a walk. Let them know you are trying to make healthier choices. You are brave and strong!
    2364 days ago
    Ah, I had not seen this post entry ! emoticon
    Dear, we're together on this. (I fell off too.)

    My 2 cents :
    - maybe you associate "healthy" with "boring". "Pleasurable food" is therefore "forbidden/"social" food". Of course, it's easier when eating at home to cook delicious food. But knowing a bit how US restaurants try to cater the needs of all customers, I'm pretty sure you could find (or ask!) a delicious dish that would fit into your dietary requirements...
    -besides, you may need to set up stronger boundaries. Yes you can socialize but not to the detriment of your health. Self CARE is essential. So when ppl ask you out, either you accept but do not go over your (both financially and caloric) budget, or you politely decline, saying that "you'd love to but "for the moment" you're adjusting to new dietary guidelines and you do no want to jeopardize new habits." (And you propose to catch up with them later, and an other activity to do together emoticon ).

    I dunno if it may help...take good care of yourself !


    2366 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/20/2013 1:13:41 AM
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