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.

4 comments:

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 me..so I will try to stay close.
Thanks again,
KK

AKPonyGirl said...

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oregonsunshine 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!