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A Note on Self-Sabotaging

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Seth Godin had wonderfully short blog post this morning.

Just imagine how much you’d get done
…if you stopped actively sabotaging your own work.

I know I’m my own worst enemy when it comes to not only weight loss but almost every other area of my life. As I get older it gets easier to silence that inner self-sabotaging voice but it still whispers to me now and then.

Speaking of inner self-sabotaging, I’m trying hard not to stress over breastfeeding and posted some doubts and questions on Babble.

One voice I did listen to yesterday was my you-better-prepare voice. I’ve been having a hard time with the mindless snacking in the evening so I decided to ward off the munches with something a bit more healthy and satisfying, a Strawberry Yogurt Parfait. It was WAY better then those stupid M&M would have ever been. Not to mention built in portion control becuase we all know I wouldn’t have stopped at a handful when we have a 1 pound bag of candy.

Other than that, FitBloggin‘ is full steam ahead. I’m freaking out a little but it’s all good. I just kiss the baby’s feet and all my worries melt away. :)



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    Laura Jane

    May 17, 2011

    Great quote – so true! And I hear you on the evening munchies – I’ve been fighting those pretty hard. The parfait looks like the perfect solution.

    JANELLE

    May 17, 2011

    Thanks for the reminder, I needed it :)

    Jenn (GH)

    May 17, 2011

    You do NOT seem like a self-sabatoger to me. In fact, you seem like an over achiever ….I mean that in the most complimentary way. I only wish I could do half of what you do.

    Can’t wait for Fitbloggin’!!!!!!

    Roz

    May 17, 2011

    Love the quote. Words to live by indeed!!!

    I just LOVE Seth! I am just finishing his latest book Poke the Box.. I want a BOSS like that!

    Tami@nutmegnotebook

    May 17, 2011

    Great quote! I like to collect inspirational quotes and find they can be very helpful when I need some motivation.

    This quote really made me stop and think. By last Summer, I had lost nearly 50 lbs. Then between Sept and March, I gained almost 30 back. I’ve been struggling to lose it again. And I think, “What is so hard about this, right now?! Why is it turning into a Hellish rollercoaster ride of ups and downs each week at the scale?! What’s going on?!”

    And the “What’s going on?!” question can be answered simply: “It’s all on me. I’m the one doing this to MYSELF. My choices are mine and mine alone and they’ve been living definitions of “self-sabotage.” It’s definitely something that I am exploring and working through, once again, to get my mind focused on making healthy choices.

    So thank you for posting that. It really is something that I’m “chewing” on right now.

    Louise

    May 19, 2011

    Hi Roni
    I last commented a year or so ago – my first anywhere. Well I just felt the need again but as a midwife this time (I’m a midwife in the UK). In regard to your breastfeeding anxiety – Women can successfully breast feed from one side only. Your body will adapt to your babies needs. In the first few weeks your baby does need a solid amount of time on one breast to benefit from both the fore and hind milk and actually women will predominantly feed on one breast without being aware ? comfort, ? baby’s preferred side. I know it’s really difficult but I would try not to worry so much. A baby who really isn’t getting enough milk will soon show signs of becoming ill and believe me even from my distance I can see that your little bean is a happy thriving baby. Hope this helps a bit. Louise :) ps good luck with your conference