This weeks tip:
Get it out of the house, or just don't buy it!!!! We all have weakness and triggers. I can tell you, if I have double stuffed Oreos in my house, I will eat them until they are gone. No, I do not have the willpower to walk away or just eat one to satisfy my sweet tooth. I have to eat them until they are gone. Yes, I feel like total crap when I am finished, and even while I am eating them, but it does not stop me. It might take me two days to finish the package, and have help from my boys, but I eat the majority of them. So I have learned, and threatened my father to not bring them in the house!!! Regular Oreos don't phase me, they could be in the cabinet for weeks, but double stuffed don't stand a chance. Anything I know that I can't refuse, I simply don't buy it. If I can live without it, my boys can too. I'm not trying to punish them, but the foods we live without are the ones that we don't need to be eating in the first place.
I have gone without McDonald's for a long time, before summer I tried a burger and fries, and was sick the rest of the evening. I now don't even attempt fast food, it makes me feel crappy, and it's frankly not good for me, so it's gone. Replace chips and dip with veggies and dip. If I have Lay's in the house, I choose the chips over the carrots I keep in the fridge. I am the creator of my own happiness! I chose what comes in this house, I make the menu and I decide at the store what I'm going to buy. So it is my fault alone when I make the poor eating and shopping choices. If I want to eat healthy, feel and look good, I alone make that happen!
Of course there are days that I don't want to drive though a fast food joint so I don't have to make a meal, or just because it's easy, but then I remember how I feel afterward, and it's simply not worth it to me anymore. You can all do it, make the choice that you are going to be happy with tomorrow, not at the moment you hungry for the wrong choice of food.
I found this saying, and think of it often.
hehe, Have a fabulous weekend, be safe and I'll see you Monday!! xoxo BJ