So the new year is here and I set my goals and resolutions. I’m back on the weight loss journey and ready to kick this extra weight once and for all! I set some big goals and I made them public, no turning back now!
I’ve been here before, I know what I have to do but there’s a minor problem: I LOVE sweets. I don’t know why but I get cravings for sweets at the oddest times and the cravings come on strong. Just ask my wife
The problem I have with sweets, besides them not being healthy, is that I can’t eat them in moderation. Once I start it’s hard to stop! The first time I lost the weight I was going strong for two weeks and had kicked sweets. I went into work and the managers wanted to thank the drivers so they got us a FULL spread of donuts, every variety you could ever imagine.
As I was loading the truck (took about an hour) I was fighting the urge to go over to the table and just pig out. I almost made it out of there but as I was walking out the door I had to go over there and talk to one of the managers. The whole time talking to him I was looking and thinking about the donuts.
In the end I gave in and grabbed two of them on the way out, that was the beginning. I tried hard but once that first taste of sweets hit my mouth, I just wanted more and more. It was three weeks later before I finally realized how fast and far I had fallen. I woke up and got back on track and lost the weight.
The thing that kept me getting the sweets, not hitting the gym, and not working on any of my other goals was the lie I was telling myself. As I would carry on with the bad behavior and I felt guilty, I would tell myself that I could get back on track on Monday. (more…)