Why we let life get in the way.
byon 07-17-2008 at 01:43 PM (1031 Views)
How many times have we fallen off the low carb wagon, made unwise food choices, lost our focus, and our excuse is that "life just got in the way"?
I'm guilty. I've said that very thing. But it's just a flimsy excuse, isn't it?
Our angst and trials and tribulations in our daily lives really shouldn't affect our food choices, should they? Just because we've had a particularly lousy day doesn't mean we should go ahead and have that doughnut sitting on the counter in the break room; or that fully-loaded burger and fries at the convenient drive-thru; or the Twinkies we bought for the kids for a treat.
I know I've been guilty of making unwise food choices because I was too tired to cook, it was just too easy to get some take out. And I'm finding that, if this happens very often, I'm just causing myself to, at the least, stall in my losses, but more often that not, I actually gain weight. Not only do these foods have too many carbs, they also usually have way more sodium than I'm used to having, and then I swell up like a sponge sitting on the beach at high tide.
The solution? I suppose to be more diligent in planning meals, having more quick-to-grab foods that are on my plan that don't require much preparation, for those times when I just can't face the stove. And making sure that every meal and snack provides good, solid nutrition. Which means sitting down at least once a week and making some menus, looking for recipes that are quick & easy, and adding enough variety to our meals.
I really ought to insist that dh make at least one meal a week. (snort! chuckle! guffaw!) Those would probably be hamburgers and green beans! That's ok, I like them! LOL!
So, I'm going to really try to stop making excuses for backsliding, for cheating, for making unwise food choices, and make myself more accountable for what goes into my mouth.
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