Today, I am linking up with Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop with this prompt…
What is sabotaging your plan to drop 5 pounds?
I mentioned in my July recap post that I fell off the low-carb bandwagon. I was hoping August would be better.
When I am unhappy in another area of my life, I turn to food to make myself feel better. I’m not exactly over-eating, but I’m not making the best choices when it comes to food. All of my comfort foods are high in carbs or sugar.
Case in point: Tuesday I had an especially tough conference call at work. Everyone went off topic, and I was annoyed that we weren’t getting anything done. I disconnected from the call and immediately wanted to leave the office and go get ice cream or something else sweet. I didn’t want to eat the sensible Chinese chicken salad I’d brought for myself. I wanted to get something tasty to make myself feel better.
Back in July I thought maybe my poor eating habits had to do with not paying enough attention to self-care. But this month I finally got a much-needed weekend at home alone, I turned our walk-in closet into a cozy reading space, and I’ve been taking time each day to read and recharge on my lunch break.
But I’m still making bad food choices.
I’ve realized that it all comes down to wanting to be healthier. Reading Gretchen Rubin’s Better than Before earlier this year, taught me that I am a questioner. That means I only do things that I find valuable.
So why don’t I find eating healthier valuable?
I did in June. I made it through that whole month without cheating at all.
Why can’t I get back there?
Nothing is stopping me but me.
Get it together, Kate! Start eating healthier! Now!
What things do you find it hard to do? How do you get yourself back on track?