If I'm going to lose weight I need to take a good look at myself and find out what my weaknesses are. Here are some of the things that I do that are my roadblocks to weight loss.
1 - Our family LOVES to go out to eat. We go out at least once a week. The problem is that I LOVE FRIED FOOD. So, when I dine out I eat stuff that I would never cook. When I eat Chinese food, it's Orange Chicken (deep fried chicken). When I eat Mexican, it's Chimichangas (deep fried burritos). When I eat American, it's the good ole fried chicken, greasy hamburgers, and french fries. I feel like I'm wasting money buying healthy foods, I know it's insane.
2- When ever I get together with my girl friend's or I'm around company, I never notice HOW much I eat. I'll eat past the point of full. My mouth chatters as my hand keeps shoveling food in my mouth. I feel like the Energizer Bunny, except my battery charger is food!
3. I have to stop comparing my weight loss to others. I belong to a weight loss group and everyone is losing weight steadily, except for me! It has come to the point that I make up excuses for not going to my weigh in. I don't begrudge anyone for their weight loss, it can be very inspiring. But at the same time, it's a reminder that I haven't lost any! I need to get over it.
4. I noticed that when I lose some weight, I go out celebrating by eating. The conversation that I have with myself goes like this, "Wow, H.K. you lost weight! Have a cookie, you deserve it. Don't feel full? Here...have a few more." Crazy right?
5. I keep trying to lose more than 1 lb a week. I want to hurry up and lose weight now. I'm not pacing myself. I tend to go extreme, rather than just cutting a few things out of my diet. I tend to be "it's all or nothing" type person. If I can't go to the gym that day, why bother doing any type of exercise at home. I'll cut out all types of carbs in my diet, and then get really sick in a few days. I'm an extremist and it's not helping.
It's helpful for me to see what my roadblocks are. And I know exactly what it is that I need to do. Just wish me luck that I follow through!
Food for Thought: What are your roadblocks?
1 day ago