“I Deserve To Eat Whatever I Want”

By HappySkinnyGirl

This is a guest post by Jason who has lost 130lbs.

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Pic from musiccitybowl.com rib eating contest

There are times when I have a crazy day at work. I leave work feeling exhausted with a sense of entitlement. That sense of entitlement tells me that “I deserve to eat whatever I want when I get home. I worked hard, I want to relax with my friend (food). I am worth it.” It’s not always a conscious thought, sometimes it is just sitting in the back of my mind and I almost don’t notice it. But then, when I least expect, my resolve flies out the window and I go for it. It doesn’t happen all the time, but it does happen.
I am learning to remember this scenario on my way home so that I can assess it and stop the steam train before it starts to pick up speed. After all, it is only going to take 5 minutes for me to blow my points, it is not even going to be very satisfying, it might bring a gain at the scale, and I will feel guilty for a couple of hours.
So now when that sense of entitlement says, “I am worth it,” I agree and tell it right back that since I am worth it, I am going to take care of myself, live longer, live happier, and stay thin. That IS worth it.

Everyone has crazy days at work. Do you ever let your weight loss guard down when you get home from work? Take the poll.
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6 Comments on “I Deserve To Eat Whatever I Want”

  1. bobby
    January 7, 2009 at 11:37 am (8 years ago)

    “I am worth it, I am going to take care of myself, live longer, live happier, and stay thin. That IS worth it.”

    Dang, I was going to say the same thing. He beat me to it lol

    Now, let me go take that poll 🙂

  2. bobby
    January 7, 2009 at 11:44 am (8 years ago)

    I’m back…Jason and Healthygirl, I couldn’t find the poll? Ok, so I’m not so bright I guess lol

  3. Peter
    January 7, 2009 at 12:00 pm (8 years ago)

    I totally relate to that – feeling like you deserve to eat unhealthy because you’ve had a hard day, or because you did something well at work.

    I agree – “since I am worth it, I am going to take care of myself, live longer, live happier, and stay thin”!

  4. healthygirl
    January 8, 2009 at 12:10 am (8 years ago)

    Bobby I guess he doesn’t mean it literally =)

  5. Sabs
    January 8, 2009 at 12:27 pm (8 years ago)

    I can relate to what you wrote 🙁

  6. Cynthia
    January 8, 2009 at 2:49 pm (8 years ago)

    Yep, I’m worth it! Taking care of myself is A-OK… even if it is a lot of work sometimes, LOL!