Isn’t it amazing, that after all the wins & losses I’ve had diet-wise, after all the getting-sick-and-tired-of-this moments–I can still come up with new strategies!?
Yeah, so there was a failure on the idea of saving up calories for treats at the end of the week. Because I had a good amount left over, I “let go” for one day… and ended up “spending” much more than what was left over! Mistake #2: had calories left (according to plan) for Small Group Day, bought some cookies that we don’t get to have often, thinking it was good because I could get the calorie info right off the box and plan ahead what I was going to eat (AND they were lo-cal cookies). Of course, there was still everything else that others brought, that I didn’t know the info for. But those cookies I chose were sooooo good…
Small Group Strategy:
- Next time (tonight), I’m bringing something that does NOT tempt me to eat. And the things I absolutely love–no touchy! Because I won’t be able to keep from having another, and another…
- Eat enough for supper so that I’m feeling quite full before going to Small Group.
- Wait until the evening is almost over and it’s time to go home, if I really “must” eat something.
Hard lesson to learn: JUST SAY NO!!! :S (This I MUST learn, rather than making my friends/family feel guilty for tempting me.)
Right now I’m back to the hard-earned loss I’d gained (doesn’t that sound funny!) before these mistakes, but if I could only lose a few more pounds I’d be further ahead than I’ve been for awhile. But, holidays are coming up… (Lord, help!)… time for more special strategies! (Let’s see, cinnamon toast rather than honey or jam…)
“Make this your common practice: Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you can live together whole and healed. The prayer of a person living right with God is something powerful to be reckoned with.” (James 5:16)