Coping with Sabotage!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

We probably all have people in our lives who either intentionally or unintentionally, sabotage our efforts to make good food choices and lose weight. "Come on Sue, you can't be the only one not to have a glass of wine!" or "Three French fries aren't going to impact your weight loss that much!" Really? I know that it is not the one glass of wine or the three French fries that sabotages my efforts, it is what follows that choice. I will say to myself, "I already had a glass of wine on Friday or I had those few fries and I am doing o.k. Well. the next thing I know I am having a glass of wine more often or choosing carbs more frequently and even sharing onion rings that a friend ordered! I have learned that for me personally, I am better off being honest with friends and stating upfront that I AM changing my eating and exercise habits as part of pursuing a healthy life style. Obviously part of that change is to make good choices when I am out dining with friends. I also make comments about how I am here to spend time with you not focus on the food. True friends will be happy for you and support your efforts. The only person that sabotages your weight loss efforts is YOURSELF!!! It's how I react to others when temptations are offered, that will lead me to success in my weight loss journey! I am going to lunch today with friends and I have already looked up the menu at the restaurant and know before I arrive, that I am ordering a grilled fish sandwich with lettuce and tomato and no bun. I will ask for steamed veggies instead of the fries. Most restaurants these days are anxious to accommodate their patrons. All you have to do is make the right choice and ask!
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  • no profile photo CD13804916
    Well done!
    I'm learning from you.

    2654 days ago
    So true!
    2659 days ago
    You are rocking girl... how true this all is and we drive our own Journey !!

    We put the food into our mouth..

    Hugs on making good choices and enjoy the fish..

    2659 days ago
    The planning ahead by looking at the menu online is a great tip and one I should use more often. Knowing what you are going to eat before looking at the menu in the restaurant always helps me make the right choices.
    2660 days ago
  • MIRAGE727
    Your solution to saboteurs, especially friends, is spot on! I've been preaching on taking total control of your life especially in the pursuit of a healthy lifestyle. I get the lamest excuses. Your blog is so positive. Stay strong, focused, and continue to embrace your goals!
    2660 days ago
    Good for you! I fall into the same traps time and time again.
    2660 days ago
    emoticon It is our life and it is surprising how often others think they know what is best for us! Keep making those excellent choices ...they will lead you to where you want to go.... emoticon
    2660 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    Yahoo for you for sticking to your guns about this!!
    I always ask those sabatoge people, "Why would you want me to get sick for three fries?"
    2660 days ago
    True, true, all true! I don't have any friends, but the one good thing that has come of my divorce is that I no longer have my husband to sabotage my weight-loss efforts! Your mind set is right, so you are headed in the right direction!

    2660 days ago
    I like mushrooms you can ask for them steamed whole and i dip them in ketsup because I watch calories not as worried about carbs Im a vegetarian
    2660 days ago
  • PJ2222
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    2660 days ago
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