Friday, February 18, 2011

It's easy when it's easy...

It's easy to be successful with eating right and working out when your environment is designed to make it easy. It's when there are situations, events, people, and temptations that come up that we are tested and have to fight to stay on track. Having to fight to stay on track makes it a struggle... and that's when the whole thing starts to take its toll. 

Lately I've had it easy. While I live at home, my parents have been away taking care of a sick relative, so I have the house to myself, do my own grocery shopping and cooking and have time every day to work out. It's been nice because my environment is currently built for success and I haven't cheated once. However, my parents are coming back this weekend, so my little security bubble is going to get rocked a little bit.

I'm kind of worried that I will be tempted to eat bad foods or drinks. Happy hour is a daily thing around here sometimes, which is fine, but I know I can't drink much if I want to lose weight so I typically don't even have one. But as the drinking continues, so do the before-dinner snacks, and then dinner gets pushed back later. This is where it gets really hard if my sister comes to visit because its a big social thing where we end up eating after like 9pm. In those situations, I feel left out being the only stone cold sober one, especially while everyone else, mainly my sister, is eating tons of snacks and drinking and having fun, and I'm sipping on water and eating celery.

People can eat/ drink/ do whatever they want, and shouldn't have to change for my sake, but it just changes the environment into not such a cushy, easy one. Also in the coming months we will be moving, which I am super excited about, but also worried about my weight loss during that time as well.

However... I am really dedicated to losing weight and my parents know that so I know they'll help me. Our dinners are always pretty healthy. And I am fully aware that I make my own decisions and if I cheat or fall off the wagon, I have no one to blame but myself. I just need to be hyper-aware of what I eat/ drink and hold on to that damn wagon for dear life so I don't fall off!

Attitude of Gratitude: I'm grateful that my parents are coming home because I haven't seen them in awhile and missed them :)

10 comments:

Little Miss Fatty Pants said...

I totally understand you. But you're going to have to be strong and be hard on yourself and just tell yourself NO! Good luck this weekend!

Baby Weight and Beyond said...

It's great that your parents are coming home! It sounds like they can be really supportive, maybe just explain to them that it would be a big help if you could eat by a certain time, maybe even just slyly get dinner started and they can continue with the drinks during dinner and after.

Caity said...

Good for you with that attitude and taking responsibility and control. But remember it is soo hard and not to be too hard on yourself if you do slip up once or twice. Temptation is always going to be around the corner (see my post lol). But your family seems really supportive so I'm sure they'll accomodate you too.

Kari Ann said...

Stay strong, I know how hard it is.

Hyla said...

Maybe this could end up being a goal for you to obtain.

Look to the future and moving out and having your security bubble back.

Also talk to your parents about how important this is to you. You might be surprised maybe they will leap at the chance to help you out. If not, then it is definitely time to start thinking about a major change.

~ Darla ~ said...

You're right, it is much easier in a controlled environment. Sooner or later we have to face the challenges though and it sounds like you are really dedicated about this. Hold on tight.

Diandra said...

Yeah, it's difficult to stay on track like that. But, you know, it will possibly remain like this for a long time, and it only takes some getting used to it. I promise.

Karen@WaistingTime said...

I hear you! I am often tempted by my husband's and teen's foods in the house but know it is unfair of me to make them go without. Most recently I got into my husband's cereal, of all things. Ate and ate more. Sigh.

Shrinkella said...

I completely agree! It is SO hard to stick to it when your schedule and life gets turned upside down. It sounds like you have a solid plan, though.

Jenn said...

I hear ya! Maybe you can set yourself up so you eat your dinner when everyone is drinking and snacking, then make yourself a nice plate of fruit or veggies for later on? This way you have something to nosh on, but it's still on plan...
BTW, I love your "attitude of gratitude" blurbs at the end of your posts!