Been reading many threads of the BSD website forum.
As always, I find myself being inspired, informed, wary, afraid and downright judgemental. (Forgive me)
It also made me reflect on how all my work, research and reflection on the weight loss process has changed my habits and thus, to a certain degree, my life.
For instance – junk food. I know without any doubt whatsoever that anyone who loves junk food and wants to lose weight needs to get all that junk food out of the house. Seriously – nothing tempting in the cupboards during the weight loss phase and maybe even forever. It sounds so harsh but it’s very much cruel to be kind advice.
Your partner likes chocolate? I tell mine to go buy all the chocolate he’s craving and eat it on the way home from the store.
Kids like crisps (potato chips)? Limit them to weekends only – everything eaten and out of the house by Sunday suppertime. They shouldn’t be eating them every day anyway. If they’re old enough to buy their own, apply the partner’s chocolate rule.
I wasn’t expecting to rant, but CHANGE requires CHANGE. I’m largely shouting that to myself. For me it’s alcohol. Even then, I wanted to type ‘wine’ as though a gin and tonic would be ok today if I really wanted it.
I won’t make promises for the future, but during these first two weeks alcohol isn’t going to be in my life. My choice is have a drink or lose weight.
For two weeks.
If I can’t achieve that then I have a bigger problem than a spare tire around my middle.
Here’s an alcohol related post from the archives: Alcohol and the Middle Aged Woman