- Carbs - all forms of breads, pastries, and ooey-gooey goodness
- Snacks - salty, sweet, and anything in between!
- I'm not very fond of many fruits and vegetables
- I don't like exercising. I don't think I'll ever be one of those people who looks forward to going to the gym...
- I don't like the mess that cooking makes, so I accept every opportunity to eat out
- I like baking, despite the mess. But that means I have muffins, brownies, and cookies laying around all the time...not good!
- My husband's job - he works at a restaurant. Enough said!
- The fact that I'm an emotional and stress eater
- I don't drink soda, so it's not something I have to try and cut out
- I drink mainly water, so getting the suggested daily amount is not hard
- I don't like much candy, so it's not a temptation
- I do actually like cooking
- I have meal plans and buy so that I can make complete meals
- Probably the biggest one - I have the desire to be healthy!
So how do I work past my weaknesses and avoid temptation? That's the challenge. Whether or not I actually every enjoy exercising, the big thing is changing my eating habits. Otherwise I'm still going to be stuffing my face with junk and I'll never get where I want to be. So, I need to change what I actually bring into the house. The means I need to stop buying the junk food and I need to stop getting the ingredients to make the ooey-gooey goodies. Things like chocolate chips and brownie mixes need to stay at the store. I also need to stick to my meal plans and just say no to fast food and restaurants. Whenever I'm tempted to eat elsewhere, I need to think about the amount of calories, the chemicals, and unnecessary fat and sodium that's in all that crap. It is truly CRAP! Why would I want to put that in my body? Because it tastes good? When I'm tempted, I need to take a step back and look at the big picture.
What are your strengths and weaknesses? How do you avoid temptation?