Sunday, 23 September 2012

Giving in to sabotage

My folks came for a visit. Their visits are fun and all but I'm trying to slim down - they know this - but my mother brought some takeout Chinese food and pie. I insisted on serving myself and threw together a salad to go with it to mitigate the damage. Refusing food would be like World War 3 and I wasn't ready for a big confrontation. I just said that I'm trying to make healthier choices.

The next day my mom took me shopping at Costco. I've only been there a few times but hadn't been too impressed. This time I scored some Larabars, some organic veggies and a great price on Cascades Enviro toilet paper. But... the place was nutso-filled with people, like it was Christmas or something. Carts smashing into one another, lots of grabbing and lineups galore. Since I'm only shopping for one these days, buying in bulk doesn't always make sense. So it ain't the place for me.

My mother got a good deal on chocolate bars... because my dad wanted one. My suggestion was that we all walk to the corner store to get one each, but they decided that was too hard, so my mom bought a variety pack of 18 at Costco. My list of trigger food include the ones she bought: Caramilk, Crunchie, Crispy Crunch and the biggest trigger: Wunderbar. I had two.

One the whole, not much damage was done because I got up early every day and powerwalked for an hour, including the "mo-fo" hill, and came home a sweaty mess. But the relationship I have with food and my mom is still a problem.  I'm going to visit them in a few weeks for Thanksgiving (yes, I'm Canadian) and I'll have to have some sort of strategy worked out to deal with this by then other than just giving in.

1 comment:

  1. I've been there too and it's tough!!! Good luck!