Friday, September 2, 2011
Do Something Friday
Holiday weekend, yes but....this doesn't mean you automatically get a weekend pass to eat whatever isn't nailed down! Some people make a big deal out of the fact that it's a holiday weekend and they don't want to miss out on any of the part goods -- so they plan on eating more than they know they should.
But you know what? It's started already. The countdown to the Christmas/New Year eating season.
If you don't practice your skills of discrimination now (you actually don't have to eat the half dried out brownie that's spent all day in the sun -- even though it is a brownie and you love those) then you won't be in practice for Halloween (next month), Thanksgiving (two months), and Christmas/New Year's (three months).
There are going to be plenty of opportunities to eat holiday food in your very near future, you don't have to take them all this weekend! But it's going to take some planning and boundary setting on your part. My suggestion? Take a few minutes to figure out as much of your schedule as you are able. Then make some choices about how you want to structure your eating behavior. Then...write that plan down and post it on your bathroom mirror or in your car where you know you are going to see it.
Sticking to your agreements with yourself takes practice -- start now and you'll feel much more successful by the time Christmas rolls around.