Monday, November 12, 2012

Motivation Monday!

Motivation Monday

Wait, it's not the weekend anymore?  Seriously?  The only thing that is keeping me going right now is knowing that in a week and a half I'll have some time off.  And I could sooo use some time off in a major way.  Until then, it's Motivation Monday!

So my motivation?  To focus on my triggers.  Part of the program I'm doing is to talk to a counselor to discuss triggers and reason for eating too much and not healthy.  It's a way to work on how, once the program is over, I can keep it up and maintain my ideal weight.  That is a fear of mine because I don't want to work this hard only to put the pounds back on.  So I'm very interested in recognizing those things. 

I have the worst sweet tooth ever.  I love candy, I love dessert.  I can still have that in moderation, but I have to figure out why I'm craving it all the time.  I find that, when I'm done with a meal, I automatically crave something sweet.  It's like I need some type of dessert.  Do I really need it?  No.  Do I feel like I need it?  Yes.  And once I get that thought in my head, it kind of takes over.  So I've tried other alternatives like sugar free jell-o or maybe a thing of Chocolate Silk.  However, some days I just want a freaking hot fudge sundae. 

That and stress.  And being sedentary.  It's so easy at work to reach for a candy bar when I'm just sitting there doing work.  So I need to get over that mental temptation.  So much easier said than done, right? 

Stupid Halloween candy and the holidays, too.  It sure doesn't help when it's so readily available.  Must...resist...temptation...

And yes, I will be taking the day off on Thanksgiving.  Well, I'm getting up in the morning to run that day but I'll be eating what I want that day.  Because it'll be Thanksgiving, dammit!

So that's my motivation for the week!  What about you?

Today I'm thankful for all of the help I've been getting from St. Francis.  Getting this kind of full-round support has just been amazing.  Very grateful girl here!


  1. Oh, I need that motivation too. I love candies. And I need to control what I eat, to stay healthy!

  2. Allow yourself whatever you want but in moderation. Also, how do you feel after you eat a bunch of sweets? 20 min later and I'd crash. I knew I couldn't afford to feel sluggish and tired and I knew the source. That helped with the control. Also, sugar free will just make you crave more. Go for full fat but little portions. Once you let yourself eat whatever, you wont beat yourself up and you rid yourself of the cycle...


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