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Monday, October 18, 2010

Funny how 10 of "this-won't-make-a-difference," actually makes a difference.

I started Weight Watchers again. I'm three days into it and finding myself justifying the BLTS (bites, licks, tastes and sips) by thinking to myself that a little bite of something won't make a difference.

Well ... actually it does.

I'm very good at justifying things.  Especially in the kitchen, where I've got to taste things, and couldn't possibly leave a bite on a (someone else's) plate.  I made Cornish Pasties tonight and it was so much work, I justified taking one of the larger ones.

When I'm trying to instill a new discipline in my life, those little "this-won't-make-a-difference" trip me up every time.  They are like road bumps that slow me down.  Enough of them can cause a u-turn.

It's a dangerous line of thinking, and one that can cross over into other areas of my life.  This faulty thinking goes something like this ...

It's a special occasion ...
Just this once
I'm not as bad as so-and-so
Well at least I'm not doing ...

Little bites add up to ounces that add up to pounds.  Just like leaving my t-shirt draped over a chair, added to my shorts, and my capris, adds up to a messy room.   Or, like one day not reading my Bible, leads to another and then a week has gone by and I'm wondering why I'm so out of sync.

It all makes a difference.  And that's what making doing the right thing so dog-gone hard.  But so very worth it.

In His Love,


Edwina said...

Such a true statement! Thanks for this post!

Allison Morrison said...

I'm so with you on the Weight Watchers track (maybe licking the spoon is why I didn't lose any weight this week :-0)
It is hard to do the right thing all the time...I wrote a blog post on this not too long ago also. It's hard to do the right thing when you think no one else is looking, but He is always watching...

LisaShaw said...

Hi Glynnis,

I am so with you on this message in the literal and in the spiritual!

I did WW in 2007 and lost 61 of my 245 lbs. I've kept 30 off. Early menopause (the fight of water/weight gain) has claimed the rest. The truth BUT excuses wrapped up in there to nibble and take a little lick off the fork here and a little pinch off of something there. If you know what I mean.

I'm considering returning to WW online but have pulled out my WW recipe book so that's a good start.

I've been enjoying my recent visits to your blog. I'm no longer feeling like a stranger but then we're sisters in Christ so we're not strangers.

Saying a prayer for you. Blessings!

Debrinconcita said...

I know exactly what you mean, I tell myself the same things? It's not gonna hurt, just a little bite? I have just started back at my weightloss program again too. But, what a bad time to start, around Thanksgiving & Christmas am I crazy? No, but now's a good a time as any? HUH? LOL?? HANG in there I will too,I will check back soon. HAVE FAITH IN OUR WEIGHTLOSS!

Cheri Bunch said...

This is so timely for me, Glynnis! Perhaps I should bookmark this page! I will probably need to be reminded of it again within the next hour!!! :) Thank you so much! Cheri