I’ve been doing pretty well on my weight loss lately. Unfortunately, this week I started slacking. It began with one choice. I was driving home from my workout, and I passed by a fast food drive-thru. I thought to myself, “I could keep going and make myself a healthy lunch at home, but what the heck, I’m doing well, why not indulge a little.”
As all dieters can attest, we are faced with decisions like this several times a day, everyday. That chocolate-chip muffin looks good, but the fresh fruit over here is a lot healthier. A tuna sandwich would be a good choice, but that mac n’ cheese would be so creamy. That sushi restaurant looks enticing, but wait, is that a pizza joint across the street?
There are a hundred variations of this choice, but it basically boils down to a simple idea: “This would be healthy and tasty, but this other choice would satisfy an immediate craving.” And the problem is, once you give in, it makes justifying that decision easier and easier until a week has passed and you have gained SEVEN POUNDS.
Sorry, not you. Me. I gained seven pounds last week. In one week. Yes, it’s possible, and it is not healthy, or a good idea.
So I need to get back on the wagon, stat. Eating well is about changing bad habits. It’s not enough to know what’s healthy and what isn’t – you have to be able to change your behavior if you want to be successful.
And that behavior change comes one choice at a time. So today, starting right now, I’m going to make the better choice. I have to – it’s the only way I’m going to be successful.
And I’ll be successful, David Wong! It can be done!!
What bad habits do you need to break?
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