A few weeks ago, I decided to go “wheat free” again. Not because I have to, it just doesn’t sit well any more. Having a bowl of pasta one evening and feeling like I was still wearing the pot around my middle the next day, I decided it was time to kick this one again. Not as easy as it sounds…
Yesterday evening I decided to have a ‘non-wheat’ snack and started with some avocado & wholegrain mustard (yum!). When I was done with that I opened the press and low and behold the crackers beckoned. I decided to have just one. Along came the dog and she scored half one. So I had another and this went on until it was: me 4 – dog 2 on the crackers score line.
Why? I thought afterwards did I do that ? I didn’t need to eat those crackers. I certainly wasn’t hungry. Not a huge stumble.. just was not what I planned to do.
Why do we not stick to the plan? Why do we “fail” ?
Rather than beating myself up, I rewound what happened and what was going on when I got tempted: “I’ve been good all day” justification was certainly there. “Just one cracker” reasoning had also arrived on the scene.
I also realized that I had not drank enough water during the day, which makes me eat more. And then of course, there was my bad influence – my partner in crime!
When you set goals or targets to ‘clean-up’ some bad habit
- what motivates you?
- do you find it easy to stick to the plan?
- what are your temptations or points of ‘failure’?
- what do you do when you diverge from the plan?