Thursday, September 04, 2008

Old Habits Die Hard

These are the carb appliances that sit on my kitchen counter. That's two bread makers, a toaster and a rice cooker. I still use them to provide food for my family, but I'm trying hard to limit my carbohydrate intake.

Yesterday I didn't try hard enough. I bought treats for the student council my oldest daughter is on. I ended up eating the treats too (oatmeal cream pies and tootsie rolls -- in quantity). Sigh.

I'm not going to give up. I read/wrote too many quotes yesterday that said that despite my lapse, I only fail if I quit trying.

I learned that handling too many food temptations at once weakens my resolve. Next time I can plan ahead better and assign another mom to bring the treats. And if I do buy/make treats, I need to get one of my kids to hide them somewhere until the other family members come home. Yeah. That's what I'm going to do.


Flashlight Girl said...

It's okay. Every day I wake up with the resolve to control my treat intake better. Some days are better than others. But I agree with out of sight out of mind philosophy. But mine has to be out of the house. If I know it's in the house, I'll sniff it out in a moment of weakness! Don't give up. ;)

Suko said...

Don't worry about it! It's what you do on a regular basis that counts, not a slip every now and then.

Think of your body as a temple; everything you eat or drink should nourish you-- junk just isn't good enough. Change your thinking and realize that a real "treat" is actually a healthy treat.

Christie said...

Thanks so much for your positive encouragement. I really need it! I'm hanging in there. :)