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