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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

How Best to Fail


Dear Boys and Girls, 

The other day I went to my local supermarket to buy my weekly groceries for the challenge. Um, I think the store is going out of business soon: there wasn't very much to buy. I couldn't even find whole grain bread and there was only one kind of veggie burger. So, I bought what I could, told myself I'd take a drive "tomorrow" to a real supermarket...

...and tomorrow never came. Today, my refrigerator looked pathetic, and my eating soon followed. 

At 2pm, I hit the road looking for something to eat. Never a good idea. I wound up having a baked turkey breast sandwich with lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers and mustard. I'm not convinced the bread was 100% whole wheat and that turkey looked a whole lot like deli turkey. 

To be fair, I have to count that as a cheat snack or cheat meal. According to Michi's Ladder, we have to stick with whole grain and fresh turkey. It's because I have been staying 100% faithful to Michi's Ladder that I am finally dropping those last pounds. Amen! 

Anyway, I got to thinking how I had literally set myself up to fail. My empty fridge and hungry belly made me falter. Once, no big deal. But for most, this is a daily occurrence. 

So, here's a little list of thing you can do to set yourself up to fail:

1. Leave unclean food in your fridge and cupboards. You are bound to eat it. 

2. Skip meals. You are bound to binge. 

3. Have an empty fridge. You are bound to eat out and make bad choices. 

4. Don't plan your workouts. You are bound to skip them. 

Now, if you want to succeed, you know the deal. Don't do any of the above!

To your success, 

Barbie, PhD, only one pound to go!

1 comment:

Stacey said...

These are great rules to follow, for sure! Thanks! : )