doakrh's Journal, 30 November 2012

I have a story to tell, a true story. I was driving to work yesterday and this is something I don’t usually do. My carpool partner had taken the day off. I also was running a little late as I had dropped my daughter off at school.

On my drive I was very hungry. I was thinking to save time I would just run up to the cafeteria and grab a scoop of scrambled eggs and a strip of bacon. That was nearly no carbs and would really not hurt me on the plan.

Earlier that morning before dressing and leaving the house I had weighed myself. Nearly half way to my goal weight! By Monday I could be half way to my goal weight. Boy was I happy with myself.

As it happens I have been reading Dr. A’s Habits of Heath and working the companion guide Living a Longer Healthier Life. The night before my drive to work, reading in bed I had just read a chapter on triggers for unhealthy choice for eating and our reaction to it.

In the lesson, we are to list out triggers and what we do in reaction to the trigger. The companion guide lists some to get you going but I missed this one. I was in a hurry because I was running late and was trying to save time!

I still had a ways to go before I got to work, I had some time to think about what I was planning to do, cheat! Now that is the negative pattern and blaming process that eventually kills the outcome I am looking for.

Thinking back to my moment on the scale earlier focused me on what I really want to accomplish; getting to a healthy and maintainable weight. I stopped my negative thoughts and replaced it with my weigh in that morning. My desire to get healthy overrode my want to rush and do the easy thing.

I know that next time I will make sure to grab a bar or bag of cereal from the plan as I run out the door. Thinking through it a bit more I came to the conclusion that making my plan breakfast of Southwest eggs would not take any longer that running to the cafeteria. So, I did.

Stayed on plan the rest of the day, kept my positive feeling of getting closer to a healthy weight and didn’t have to feel guilty or punish myself with other negative thoughts.

This plan is about what we can do to be healthy, live healthy and happy lives. I’m going to read more about it!

Diet Calendar Entry for 30 November 2012:
615 kcal Fat: 22.14g | Prot: 67.13g | Carb: 44.50g.   Breakfast: Medifast Maple & Brown Sugar Oatmeal, medifast southwest egg. Dinner: pork sirloin steak, Olives, Endive, Chicory, Escarole or Romaine Lettuce, Leafy Romaine. Snacks/Other: Medifast chocolate mint. more...
on diet Medifast  


good job and thanks for sharing your story.  
30 Nov 12 by member: Sirick
oh ya, and congrats on your weight loss thus far. With your attitude, i am sure you will reach your goal.  
30 Nov 12 by member: Sirick


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