Monday, February 1, 2010

Truth Be Told

Yesterday I ate out for every meal. Ugh! I am feeling it now!

Honestly, I was about to write how I was on the go for the majority of the day and didn’t really have a chance to eat food at home, but that’s just not true. Granted, my take-out breakfast was more of a necessity than my other meals because I was running a bit late in the morning, yet I could have easily had my lunch and dinner at home – I just choose to be out when it was time to eat.

Interesting. I’m glad I just caught myself from reporting that inaccurate excuse. I certainly do not want to fool myself into thinking that I had no choice when the reality is that I didn’t feel like eating at home and I created a circumstance to match my desire.

The least I can do is continue being honest with myself about the decisions I make. At least that way I will always know exactly what led up to an upset stomach or the severe bloat from too much sodium, and I will have an easier time talking myself out of similar actions in the future.

14 comments:

  1. I needed to curb my penchant for making detours into eateries en route to the mega weekly shop, and it didnt take an Einstein to work out why I could never get out of the house till just before lunchtime either - shopping didnt happen unless it did food too. Happy to report that I am a little better - but I understand the draw of eating out.

    BR.

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  2. Boy! Do I understand this post!! I am working on being honest with myself right now. I can find an excuse for almost anything if I try hard enough. Honesty is going to work much better for me, I know, but it's a hard habit to break.

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  3. Eating out is a huge challenge as it is...I can't imagine having to do it all day. Ugh.

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  4. NO NO NO>..and that dress was looking so smashing on you....

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  5. Isn't it a victory when you catch yourself making stupid excuses? Way to go. Just try to move on and have a healthy week!

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  6. GREAT job!!! Catching the old thought patterns/excuses is SUCH a victory!! Actually thinking about what you are putting into your mouth is a victory for me, anyway!

    Keep on, keepin' on! YOU ARE DOING FABULOUS! :)

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  7. I'm so proud of you for realizing what you were going to do and reporting honestly instead. Way to go!

    By the way, I know I'm a bit late, but you looked AMAZING in that dress.

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  8. Yep that being honest with ourselves is most important. You know as well as I do - if you do this once in a rare while its "ok". We just can't make it a habit.

    You are so rocking this out!!!

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  9. I ate out most of the weekend. i brought lunch to work but before and after I had to eat out. I don't have a kitchen and my dorm's caf wasn't open when I was around.

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  10. You are 100% right about the necessity for being honest with ourselves. I really think I was the queen of excuses for years and years. And honestly, I can still come up with a really good one!

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  11. Honesty is the best policy, though not always the easiest one to adhere to. Good for you on catching yourself and still being honest with yourself! I am having troubles with that one myself lately. Trying to get back on the straight and narrow.

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  12. Way to catch yourself and be accountable! That's what "we're here for...to be accountable to each other. Free therapy. I love it!

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  13. I'm so glad to have you all with me on this journey. Having all the different feedback really makes a differnce!

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