Monday, June 15, 2009

Lies, Lies, Lies

Lies I tell myself, and too often still believe.

I’ll have only one.

I don’t have time to exercise.

The number on the scale doesn’t matter, it’s how you feel. (But really, the number still does affect me)

Since my pants are loose, I can eat more.

I’m sure there’s a bunch more, but that’s all I can come up with on a Monday morning, pre-coffee.

What lies do you tell yourself? Please share cuz I know you all do.


MaryFran said...

Great post to get me thinking!

Lies that I tell myself...

all of yours obviously:

*I'll get right back on track tomorrow

*I deserve to eat this

Tina said...

Great post! Mine are:
*2 days a week is working out all week.
* I deserve this because I worked out all week (see above)
* Everyone else can eat whatever they want except me.

There are probably a million more but I thought I'd just list the everyday lies! :)

Val said...

*Well, I did better than yesterday....(a whopping 12 calories less)

*I just don't know why I can't lose weight (unwrapping a fudgesicle)

Lies, lies and more lies is right!

Sandy said...

The first one on your list works for me, because I told myself that yesterday when we bought a package of giant peanut butter cookies from the bakery. Only one?! Shoot, I had three before the evening came. Why why why!!!

dani31608 said...

I often tell myself that the indulgence will be worth the guilt.

It rarely is! And the thing with me is I KNOW that is a lie but it doesn't stop me sometimes. I'm often conscious of the attempt to deceive myself but simply compelled to toss good judgment to the wind and go overboard. In the moment, I just HAVE TO HAVE IT!

I think the most profound lie I tell myself is that "I have this!" because I think most "dieters" would agree that sometimes we're only one bad decision away from losing control.

Gigi said...

1)If I'm eating something with my fingers and it's smaller than a baby's head then there are no calories in it.

2)Raisinettes count as a fruit.

3)20 minutes of walking? That's enough for today.

Katie J said...

* Well it's only 100 calories so I can have ___ of them

Sagan said...

"My BMI is in the healthy range, whatever, I'll watch my eating tomorrow"

"Who knows when I'll eat next? Better double up on the portions just to be safe in case I get hungry." feels good to get those out of my system! Thanks :)

Christina said...

I don't have to run today, I'll catch up later in the week. End of the week comes and I've only worked out 3 times instead of 6. Lies, Lies, Lies!!!

Honib1 said...

If I divide that in half it will be half the calories.. ( i discount it is still unhealthy)

it's raining I cant go exercise
well I weighed this morning, I have a whole week to work this off.. ( how self defeating is that)

Mary @ A Merry Life said...

I won't eat again until ___ time.

If I buy that package I will only eat one serving at a time.

.... aaaaah!

Anonymous said...

oy....too many, that's the truth!

*I worked off "x" calories, I can have some of this
*I had a rough day, I deserve this
*and of course, ALL of yours!

spunkysuzi said...

If i eat on my own in secret it doesn't count!
I can eat intuitively (not yet)
I've blown it so i may as well have an all out bingefest!

Angie Eats Peace said...

I definitely do the scale one, as well. I try not to give that number too much power over me, but, I definitely do still care.

The other one is probably that I am OK with the weight that I am at, and can eat to maintain it. The truth is that I am still 10 pounds away from my goal weight, but I know I am being complacent, and settling.

a corgi said...

gosh, I've used a lot of these same lies myself


It's been such a bad day, I'll eat whatever I need to get through it

tomorrow's another day

I can stop at one (candy bar usually)

good things to think about to try to stay on track/plan


CouchPotatoAtHeart said...

All of the above, and:

*That I've already eaten too much, I may as well keep going.

*That I'm fine. (Not all the time obviously, but when I'm struggling with cravings, it's often because I'm ignoring some other emotion)

*That perfection is the only thing worth aiming for. Anything less is a failure.

Meg said...

It goes like this:

"I'll start on Monday."
On Monday, it's "I'll start tomorrow."
On Tuesday, it's "I'll do better tomorrow."
On Wednesday, "I'll start on Monday."

Hanlie said...

That about covers it for me!

Cammy said...

Honestly? I quit lying to myself two years ago. Before then, I told myself the lies you mentioned plus many of those listed by other commenters. And then I wised up and realized that choosing a healthier path didn't HAVE to eliminate the desire for delicious-yet-junky foods. It's OKAY to want them; it's simply NOT okay to have them very often.

A minor shift in thinking, but one that allowed me to feel okay about cravings and wanting not-on-plan foods, which in turn gave me strength to resist them. Crazy, I know.

Juice said...

All of the above. It's scary the things we tell ourselves.

SeaShore said...

"I'll only read blogs for another 15 minutes, then I'll go exercise."

Anonymous said...

I tell myself that I can stop compulsively over eating whenever I want to. Ha! Yeah right!