Saturday, March 26, 2011

Understanding More

Part of this whole weight loss journey is about understanding yourself more. I have had a couple of off days....meaning I turned my internal good decision maker off when it comes to food. I have eaten just about every type of bad food you can think of...chips, processed, sweets.....and while none of these done in moderation would have hurt me "too" bad, I am not one who does very many things sometimes moderation gets tossed to the side.

Here's what I learned:

1. When I have a busy week, if I am not organized from the get matter what's in my pantry, I will opt for ease. Sometimes that means fast food, a handful of gold fish or 7 twizzlers. I don't give a hill of beans that I could have used the same energy to have made a salad or made a turkey took too much energy. So in essence when it comes to food....I'm lazy.

2. When my house is disorderly, I cannot function. Period.

These two things are VERY important to me in the scheme of understanding why I eat the way I have and in understanding the things that need to happen so that I don't fall into these same traps again. So over the next 48 hours I will be making a plan for the next week that will hopefully set me up for better eating. One thing I've already learned is that for me, I need to focus more on order...I'm not talking about the over the top OCD focus...goodness knows that won't be me...ever. But, since I know that I begin to sweat when things get out of control around my home, I need to set myself up for a better success rate....which means the reinstatement of the chore charts, weekly goals and laundry schedule (can you hear my family groaning already?)

So...there it first major setback for the year. I'm surprised it took this long honestly...and glad that I am not giving up just because it happened. That's what I've done in the past. This time..I am identifying, thanking God for showing me and setting up a plan to not fall in this trap again. If you know me at all then you know this is progress. God is changing me.


Brent and Miriam Williams said...

So proud of you Gina. You are inspiring me! : )

Kathy said...

I totally get what you're saying. I too have to have order. I am not able to homeschool in chaos! So, usually the afternoons of Thursday through Sunday are good times for me to make lesson plans, meal plans, clean and do laundry. I need a better schedule as well. Let me know what you come up with. I'd love to hear.