There has been something on my mind and I have been debating on whether or not to post it. But I am a strait shooter so I will go with post and hope I do not offend anyone...
I see so many posts, comments, and chatting about gettin derailed by a holiday, event, or party and I wonder why we allow our selves to work hard to days and even weeks on end and then snap, something derails us. I know it is hard to stay on track all the time. I am not perfect and honestly no one is.
But the point I want to make is that we can go and make excuses all the time, excuses that allow us to get off track. Today it may be Aunt May's birthday party, next month it may be Thanksgiving, etc. You get my point. If you think about it you could really come up with an excuse to overindulge and eat horribly almost every single month. And then what? You are working to lose the few pounds you gained that day or days, in addition to the weight you already want to lose?
It becomes a vicious cycle, and in my opinion an unnecessary one. If you commit to a lifestyle change then make the commitment and stick to it. Find healthier ways to enjoy the foods you love, it can be done and I promise you will feel better. Fried foods, high sodium, sugary foods, whatever your pleasure is do you really feel good physically after you eat them? I know I do not. So now I just omit them from my diet. And as hard as it was in the beginning, it is so worth it now.
You have a choice, everyday you can choose to commit to your lifestyle and make it work for you. Be the one who brings the healthy dish to the event. You may be surprised to see it go first. If you are the first one to get healthy in your family I commend you I know it is not easy. But I am telling you I have seen it with my own eyes they will follow your positive attitude and healthy living.
I brought a big salad to a super bowl party last night and you know what? Everyone ate salad before the chili. I thought about it today and I know they ate less chili because of that salad. So I felt like I scored a point in the healthy living battle lol. It was a good feeling I must admit. And today I woke up feeling fine, I was not sick because I ate my normal good foods. It was nice to not be depressed about a binge or an overindulgence.
We have to look beyond food at a gathering as the main focus and make it about seeing family etc. I know its not easy but I think we can come up with creative ways to try!