I have a lot of time on my hands to think. And most of you that know me well, know that I have been trying to live a healthy lifestyle for a long time now. Being pregnant hasn't stopped me from continuing to try and progress. Although I have yet to hit my goal weight in any of my diet endeavors, I have come to realize something over the last few months. Diets don't work. Not for me anyway. And probably not for most people. And they may work for a few months, and then gradually we're back where we started. So my thoughts lately have been that the only real thing I can do is to change my lifestyle of how I eat. Which boils down to one thing: CONTROL. Diets have so many restrictions that all have one word in common: CAN'T. You can't eat this or that. Which is why I think mentally diets are so hard for people to stick to. Instead of saying we can't have that, once again, I think we CAN. It just comes down to control. For example; last night I was craving brownies. So I made homemade brownies. I had one square. (Sam had 4 :) This morning while I was preparing Sam's lunch I cut up the rest of the brownies and put them ALL in his lunch. He works with enough guys to get rid of them. My point is that I didn't deny myself, but I didn't gorge myself either, and I got rid of them the next morning before I could tempt myself again. You may be thinking this is the stupidest thing you've ever heard. But really we have to be realistic about the way we "diet". Having control over how we eat will become more of a lifetime change than a 6 month diet. I'm not saying that we can eat french fries and big macs once a week. We have to find that balance. If breads and desserts are your temptation (mine) then cut back. Eat a dessert only once a week.
I know this is all much easier said than done, and like I said this is something I have been thinking about for the past few months. Mainly because I'm pregnant and there isn't anything I can do about my body except have control. I decided if I can get the control thing down now, then when I'm not pregnant it'll be a lot easier.
Thanks for listening to me rant about control! Hope you all have a fantastic day!