Saturday, January 1, 2011

Self Sabotage

This is something I've been meaning to bring up for awhile.  Kept forgetting until tonight at work I overheard some ladies talking and heard an excuse for not losing weight that I thought was sooo lame...
"I know I should lose some weight, but all my rings fit" says the largest of the 3 plump ladies.

It has been my experience that I will sometimes sabotage myself, often subconsciously.  Things like I would notice that my very absolute favourite summer time pants were almost too big.  A few weeks later, after I'd indulged in a few too many treats and they were fitting fine.

That is why as this new year starts I plan to try to be more conscious of myself.  Of my body, my feelings and my mind.


allhorsestuff said...

Thank you so much for creating this Blog Site with Real thoughts, answers and struggles. I hope it is okay...I have created a LINK on my horsey site to this blog.

More power to us in this healthly and balanced pursuit. More accountability helps I will try to stay close.
Thanks again,

AKPonyGirl said...

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Anonymous said...

There are a lot of forms of self-sabotaging. (And those rings can be re-sized smaller! Duh! It won't even cost her!)

Some people stress eat. I did last night, after both the girls had left and gone back to their respective other parents. But, at least I chose something healthy! I ate an entire pound of cherries. Really, I only meant to have a handful, but since I took the bag with me, I ate it all. And I realized what I was doing when there were 4 cherries left in the bag, but I chose to finish them anyways.

That was my version of self-sabotage. I only seem to stress eat when it comes to the girls leaving. So, not very often. I am also aware of what I did, figured out why, and managed to choose something healthy.

Self-sabotage is a hard thing to come to grips with. It can impact your life outside of health and weight-loss. Recognizing that you do it, and finding a healthier way to handle it is a good start.

Maybe you just need to find a new favorite pair of summertime pants? Or a goal pair of summertime pants? Or the same pair in a smaller size?

Laura said...

self-sabotage is a tough one. I do it too, sometimes. No idea on how to really break that habit, except that I'm trying to not be so hard on myself about stuff... Hopefully you can make some progress in that area - we are all here cheering for you, if it helps!