A couple days ago, I talked about the little things I'm doing to help me stay focused and increase my success in small ways. I do things like rinse out hamburger I'm browning, remove the fat from my gravy, take the stairs instead of the elevator, etc.
Today I want to talk about the little things I'm doing to sabotage myself. This one is difficult. It's so easy to say, "It's just two chips, it doesn't matter." It might not really matter in terms of calorie counts, but it does matter because I'm willingly sabotaging myself.
When I'm counting out wheat thins or chips or whatever, I don't count the broken chips as a chip. When they broke, all the calories must have fallen out. Right. The truth is that I just want as much to eat as I can get.
I have a history of being lazy. I take the elevator much more than I should at work. I should take the stairs every time.
I'm really bad at monitoring my intake in general. I'll leave things off my counting. Not on purpose, but because I haven't been writing things down that day and I don't have that good of a memory.
I stay up past my bed time nearly every night. I do so well when I get a good night's sleep. I'm just setting myself back.
I have a hard time getting back on the horse when I fall off. It just takes a while for me to find the will to eat right and exercise every time I fail to do so for a day or two.
I'm terrible about making excuses. I try to keep a "no excuses" mantra, but it's really tough. I'll write a post specifically about excuses some time in the future.
What little things do you do to self-sabotage?
Before I go, I have a few other orders of business.
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I'm going to start my second exercise pledge tomorrow. I had a bad week last week and I need to get rid of some extra calories. If you don't remember how it works, you can see last month's pledge here. It will be pretty similar.
I'd also like to start publishing guest posts. You can gain a little extra visibility for your blog (if you have one. In fact, I'd like to see some guest posts from people who don't have blogs) and give my readers another perspective. Please let me know if you're interested.