Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Just plain Defeated.

Sometimes I feel so defeated.  Like today.  After eating a slice of cake a coworker brought in for me, I vowed (like I do everyday) to stop eating the junk he brings me.  I have asked him not to bring it and he still does.  Today I came up with a good plan to just simply take what he has given me and put it back on his desk until he takes the hint.  I was happy and confident with this decision as I am so tired of my lack of self control and it's become evident that I can't have the temptation in front of me.  So here I am, eating my healthy lunch and coming up with this plan of how to make a permanent change.  How to fix the problem I have and then my co-workers come back from a lunch with a vendor and hand me a whole package of girl scout cookies. wall.  I said no thank you and that they could keep them and they told me no, they were for me.  You see I am a sweets kinda girl.  Even if it's something I don't really like I just have to eat it if it's front of me.  Not to mention just READING the description on the package of cookies "crunchy fudge-coated treats" is enough to make me want to eat the whole package.

I'm so sick of the mind games I play with myself.  I'm sick of starting and quitting.  I'm sick of feeling gross and uncomfortable in my skin and yet here I sit.  Writing this post, seriously considering eating one of those cookies....which I am positive will lead me to eat more.

People say you can't be an all or nothing kind of person.  Studies show that depriving yourself is not the answer...But what do you do when you want to eat in moderation and make healthy choices and you just can't?  How do I fix this?  I just feel so broken today.


  1. Sweetie, you are doing fine. Don't be so hard on yourself. After all, you are the only one judging you, and if those who love you don't judge, who are you to disagree? Love you and so proud of who you are, who you were, and who you have become. Mom

  2. If your coworker brings you in a "treat", if you don't want it, throw it in the garbage. That's what I would do anyway :)

    It's hard to be strong willed but I know you can do it. Reward yourself by bringing the Girl Scout cookies home and putting one or two in a ziplock baggie and bringing them as a treat with your lunch. You are allowed to have treats when watching what you eat. You don't need to give them up all together.

  3. It takes 28 days to make something a habit. I just say keep trying. I'm not sure if I can really say anything that can help. Just know that we all feel "gross and uncomforable" in our skin at sometime. It's not really fair, but I think it comes with being a girl. :( Hope you feel better soon. Maybe a cookie with less chocolate? So sorry I don't know.

  4. Thanks guys.

    Nicolle, I am not a eat one or two cookies kinda girl. I sure wish I were. One cookie leads to another, to another. I'm pretty sure I need to cut it all out and eventually work it back in as a treat.

  5. (((Miranda))) All of that stuff about everything in moderation sounds reasonable, but I'm like you. If it is in front of me I have to eat it and I have to eat it in large quantities. I'm working on it - sometimes I have to keep stuff completely away from me and other times I do ok pre-tracking a treat and staying within my points. So, no easy answer, just hugs :)