Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Old habits really do die hard!

I’m a big boy…so I take full responsibility for my eating choices over the past few days and let me just admit right now that they’ve sucked!!! I chose to “let my hair down” over the weekend, and party with the skinny people, but now I’ve had a hard time getting my butt back in gear. I’m not sure where the breakdown occurred but I drove home Monday morning after the Super Bowl, ate a bowl of “crap” cereal for breakfast and I’ve hardly ate a healthy thing since.

Thankfully, tomorrow is a new day and hopefully a day of renewed commitment on my part. There is no way Friday’s weigh-in can turn out very well, but I hope the bad numbers will at least slap me up-side the head! Hopefully those of you reading this will slap me up-side the head as well, and please do it literally if you happen to see me in person. I deserve it!!! One of you made the comment on my Facebook page that my blog entries as of late have been getting pretty short, well, I’m glad he called me on it, because too many short blog posts in a row indicates a lack of healthy activities for me to report on.

I’m sorry for letting you down. My brief relapse is proof that old habits really do die hard, and that my bad habits are very much alive and well, and are just waiting under the surface for me to let my guard down before they pounce. I’m not saying we can never enjoy a food party once in a while, but I’d better have a very specific plan for how I’m going to get back on track right after the big meal.

2 comments:

Jenn Wilks said...

First of all, consider yourself slapped silly! Okay, now that we've gotten that out of the way . . . ;o)

I just wanted to say that my biggest relapses come when I think I've got a new habit totally DOWN. Such as, I'm reading the scriptures every day and have been for the past seven months. NOW, it's a habit. And the next time I turn around, it's been 3 weeks since I even cracked them open!

I think it's helpful to think of the old "once an alcoholic, always an alcoholic" mentality. Not that we can never eat unhealthy food, but that we should always be on our guard. And have a good plan for getting back on track, like you said. So, I'm proud of you for figuring that out! Now go do it so I don't have to slap you again. It hurt my hand! ;o)

Tristi said...

Brent, throw away all your crap cereal!!

We all relapse - don't beat yourself up too badly, but learn from it and move forward. You can do it!