I was offered a Time Out bar before and I declined it. My colleague was impressed that I had suddenly been able to ‘flip the switch’ to being good again after, quite frankly, a few weeks of being a junk food and snacking addict!
So I started thinking about this, and to a certain extent it is true. I did decide on Monday that I needed to be healthy again and I am now taking this much more seriously. In fact, not only have I turned down a Time Out today, but I have also avoided many other snacks that could have came my way!
However, this follows a few weeks of not being good, at all. In fact, I’ve noticed that what seems to happen when I fall off the tracks is the same thing every time. I start with a little bit of cheating – perhaps a weekend off or a weekend away, and then introduce a few more snacks or meals out etc, during the week. And then before I know it, cheating is the norm and the healthy days are rare.
So this is something I am going to focus on addressing now I am being good again. I have two weddings this weekend, but know that I can go to both and drink in moderation and not sit next to the buffet and still have a good time. I just need to make sure I do it. I’ll let you know next week how I get on.
But in terms of an analogy, I don’t think ‘flicking the switch is quite right’ and the switch back to being bad is more gradual. Perhaps like a dimmer switch – or maybe not!
We’ll see how I get on.
The only man in the room.