The vending machine did not get my money today!

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

I usually bring my wallet with me. You know, that just incase I may want something. Well, today I even brought my wallet and didn't buy anything. i know that leaving my wallet at home would be the obvious choice. However, I want to be able to tell myself no.
I remember my dad used to ask me this question all the time. I know you want it, but do you need it? Are you gonna die if you don't have it? No, I won't! Therefore, I want to be strong enough to tell myself no. I packed my lunch today. I felt really good doing that because I don't keep junk in my house so whatever I would have to pack would have to be relatively healthy.
I think my next goal will be to do a meal plan in advance. Like on the weekends when I have the day off. commit to planning and making my meals. That way I can count calories, fat and carbs.
I have often wondered what is the better way to go. Counting carbs or calories? I know that you have to exercise and that you have to burn more than you take in to make a difference. That is the basis I am going on. Hopefully everything else will fall in to place as I need them too!
The one thing I dread the very most as I have been going over sparkpeople is measurements. I have yet to take them this time around. However, I know that I should so that is a really great way to track my progress. I know this girl at my work who had done it for me once before and I think I may ask her again. I have to say though, that is my worst fear is anyone at all knowing my measurements. I don't like that fat or the fact that that number is usually never what I was hoping.
Only a few minutes of work left today! believe when I say, I could not be happier. Today has not been a bad day. However, it has been long. The longer it is the more time I have on my hands as the day slows down. Boredom sometimes leads to eat and there comes the junk.
I think I am a salt junkie.
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  • JERESS26
    emoticon emoticon emoticon Give yourself a emoticon That is one of the hardest things, I think. Saying No to myself. But if you can say NO to yourself, then you can say no to anybody and then you have put yourself in charge! It feels good doesn't it! Keep up the good work. I hope your evening is a relaxing one. Jean emoticon
    3748 days ago
  • SARA80
    Well, let me say congrats on telling yourself no! that is a huge me forever to finally be able to say...I don't want to eat this....
    Now, just to suggest, I personall perfer counting calories. This is because if there is a "special event" I can "budget" in a surprise or TREAT...(that's how I refer to real cheats...they are treats...) and then work a little harder the next day to burn it off!!! But, it tends to be a hassle sometimes..I take huge advantage of sp nutrional helps so much. Also, by counting calories, if you're like I am, it allows me to have more of a variety of food. I'm not "forbidding" anything bc once I say I can't eat this, all of a sudden I want it more than anything. So, just a suggestion.
    Hope this helps. Congrats again!!! emoticon
    3748 days ago
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