What do you do when you ' re tempted to cheat?
Joined: 18 Feb 2008
Stage: Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Combine May 14, 2008 3: 40 pm Post subject: What do you do when you ' re tempted to cheat?
Just wondering what people do when they have bad days. Do you have a name that you find inspirational, think yourself thinner? Just assembly information for future reference! [ / icon_rolleyes. gif]
Joined: 26 Apr 2008
Compound May 14, 2008 6: 37 pm Post subject:
I put the following in a thread called " INSPIRATION: DON ' T GIVE UP " - - the freight are below this topic. I also say the following sentence if I am even remotely thinking of eating crap - - or not going to the gym, and it works like a charm. It is, " Today you have the power to get one day closer to your goals, or one day further away. Its your choice. " Sometimes, I promote it as I stare at a brownie mix, drooling, [ / icon_eek. gif] in the supermarket and just say... " one day closer or one day further away ". Anyhow, this works for me. Good luck to you! [ / icon_cool. gif]
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This poem, called Invictus, has always helped me during tough times when I want to turn to food for quick and easy comfort. The last 2 products are particularly forceful. Its about taking responsibility for your life. You may not be able to control other people or what they say, your work situation, or whatever is bothering you..... BUT...... you 100 % control what you put in your mouth. No matter how bad your day, you at least have full control about what food you put in your body. You own that responsibilty. No one else. Think about it.... If you cheat, they win.
Stay strong and keep your eye on the ball.
by William Ernest Henley; 1849 - 1903
( taking responsibility for one's destiny )
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find me, unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.
( Now, think about what you could accomplish if failure weren ' t an option! )
Joined: 03 Jan 2008
Location: San Jose
Wed May 14, 2008 7: 37 pm Post subject:
When I ' m having a bad day and am tempted to cheat, I take out my weight loss journals and review my progress.
I look at the chart of my weight loss and try to project what my weight will be in a month if I don ' t cheat. I look at the menus from the weeks that I lost the most weight. And I look at my record of exercise.
It ' s usually enough to convince me that it ' s not worth giving up all I ' ve worked so hard for, to have something that might make me feel good for a few minutes, and will almost certainly make me feel bad for quite a while afterwards.
Joined: 18 Feb 2008
Location: Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Wed May 14, 2008 9: 02 pm Post subject:
That ' s a good tip, I keep track on Fitday so hopefully seeing my progress downwards will stave off temptation. And you look fantastic in your new avatar, well done! [ / icon_biggrin. gif]
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