Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Worth it!

Am I worth all this work of losing weight? I've talked about it over and over. I've thought about it long and hard. I come up with my response and it's an emphatic YES! I am worth it. Yet, do I ACT like I belive it? I don't think that I do. Why do I say this?

The other day I was home alone and preparing my dinner. I went to the cabinet to see what canned foods that I could pull out for myself. I reached for a can of corn and then I stopped myself. Canned corn is actually icky in comparison to the freshly cut corn from the cob that I freeze for our consumption. I have a freezer shelf full of the good stuff. I would never think of using canned corn in preparing a meal for my husband! I only serve him the good stuff. Why would I therefore revert to the store-bought canned stuff for myself? It really and truely made no sense to me. And yes, I turned around and marched myself to the freezer and I had GOOD corn for my dinner.

Another example that hit me....I spend a decent amount time creating and cooking meals for Todd and I. I enjoy cooking and I enjoy treating him to delicacies that I create. When Todd works in the evening, I do not cook for myself. I throw something together....a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, a butter and jelly sandwich, something easy. A big cooking extragavanza for when I'm on my own is making a grilled cheese. That is just plain sad.

So I came to the conclusion this weekend that while I say I'm worth it......I'm not ACTING 100% like I'm worth it.


Allan said...

Hate to tell you, its the fat mentality, and a lot of us have it. Hard to correct, but starting with the corn is great. Get a mani/pedi and go forth !!!

bbubblyb said...

Yea, I think we all do this and you're right that we just don't feel worth it. It's tough rewiring the old brain.

Christine said...

I have to say, it sounds like you are acting like you ARE worth it! I mean, you opted for the healthy corn, right? You cooked dinner for your family, right, instead of eating out? It sounds like you're doing wonderfully. Keep it up!

Mom to the Fourth Power said...

Good for you for NOTICING that you need to treat yourself as good as you treat your loved one! You ARE worth it. :)

I am working on that myself.


Donna B said...

For me sometimes it is a "treat" to not to have to cook when the hubby isn't home. I also find those nights (far and few of them for me) that I can stay on plan better! You are alone more than me, so I am sure it is different. Maybe prepare and freeze some "special" meals to heat up quickly when the hubby isn't home!

Vegan Chick Pea said...

That's the spirit! You're definitely worth it! :)

Tummy Tuck said...

Yup, it's good to realize we're all worth it. But don't feel bad about feeling that you're shortchanging yourself. It's all a matter of attitude!