My Year To Thrive

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style." ~Maya Angelou

Be Gone Cookies! You Have No Power Here.

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“You have no power here!  Begone, before somebody drops a house on you, too!”
~Glinda, the Good Witch of the North~ (The Wizard of Oz quotes)

Evil Cookies by Little-Evil-Cookies @ Deviant Art

The true nature of cookies. Image: Evil Cookies by Little-Evil-Cookies @ Deviant Art

Blah, so today was not one of my good days.  I had to get up early today for food pick up.  I went to bed early last night, but it took me hours to actually fall asleep.  So I had to get out after maybe four hours of sleep, didn’t have time for breakfast before leaving, & when I picked up the food there was a tub of cookies. right. on. top.  Yeah.  You can imagine where this is going.

tired + hungry + cookies = binge!

I had cookies for breakfast & cookies for lunch.  I pretty much at cookies all day, till my dad came home.  Needless to say, I’ve felt shitty all day.  After a few hours I decided to take a nap, which ended up being a really long nap.

Last night I was really looking forward to my walking/jogging intervals today.  But I didn’t do it.  I achieved nothing I had planned for today, beyond picking up the food.

So what am I going to do about it?  Chalk it up to a lesson learned on the importance of a good night’s sleep & a good breakfast.  Outside that, I’ve counted the points & I start fresh tomorrow.

On the plus side, I still had plenty of weekly points left & four days to recover from this before my next weigh-in.  Also, I think last Saturday was the last day I took an exercise break, & I’ve been achy.  I think my body needed a break today.  I was going to take tomorrow off, but today works fine & I’ll take a regular walk tomorrow.

I will not beat myself up over this.

  • I am not worthless because of having a cookie binge & a do nothing day.
  • I am not unmotivated or undedicated to becoming a healthier person.
  • I am not going to quit Weight Watchers or exercising.
  • I will not be derailed by perfectionism/all-or-nothing thinking/obsessive bubble-bursting.

What I will do:

  • I will chalk this up to experience & move on.
  • I will accept there will be set-backs, slip-ups, & days off along the way.  And that’s okay.
  • I will avoid further temptation by either throwing the cookies away, or giving them to my dad to put away if he wants to eat them. (I gave them to my dad & he is taking them to work with him tomorrow. Sayonara stupid cookies!)
  • Count my points.
  • Be at my next meeting regardless of what I think the scale is going to say.

Weight loss is a side effect of my changes.  It is a part of the plan, but it is not the plan.  My journey is to be a happier, healthier person body & mind, & that means I’m learning.  Learning means making mistakes.  Making mistakes is a normal part of living.  Living is the plan.


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Author: despitemyself

A person in flux.

3 thoughts on “Be Gone Cookies! You Have No Power Here.

  1. Pingback: Mental Health Monday: Up & Down, & Through It. « My Year To Thrive

  2. I “liked” this for the list under “I will not beat myself up over this.” Good for you!
    “Living is the plan.” – awesome!

    • Thanks! I have to constantly remind myself to stay focused on what it is really about so I don’t get sidetracked & end up discouraged by things outside my control. Like every time before>_<

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