Learn the art of negotiation.
Living and working with non-WLS patients requires diplomacy. While you need a WLS -friendly environment at home and at work, others may feel strongly about bringing in unhealthy foods and beverages.
Negotiations can range from what to say during meals to what goods trigger you to overeat. The sooner you establish boundaries, the more comfortable everyone will be with your new lifestyle.
Action for the day:
In your journal, list three things friends, family or coworkers do that add to your temptation and stress. Rehearse in your mind a negotiation process you can initiate. Begin that process today.
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So this is a tough one for me, and I know there are alot of triggers and situations where I crumple with my resolve. I REALLY do want you to COMMENT today as I do need this feedback and suggestions.
- I guess Simon has to be one of my biggest influencers when it comes to food. Although he is wanting to work on his fitness and eating, sometimes his food choices don't reflect that, and I tend to get caught up in it. It is hard to tell the person that you love that you don't think they should be eating that, or that no we can't have it as it is bad for me.
- Work - we have team meetings every week, which usually revolve around food. We also have a cafeteria, which does have some healthy WLS options, they are not good for me from a Gluten Free perspective. I guess for me it just means I have to take my own food, and not be distracted by other food. By maybe leaving my money card at home, it means there are not other options but to eat what I have taken.
- Coke Zero - I am trying not to have it and to up my water intake, but there is something about it that just gets me. Water seems so boring!!!!!!!!!! I know I spice it up with a little bit of lemon barley, but I really do need to just stop drinking it. I did at work and limited it to just at home, but I really do need to jsut break the addiction. I know the caffeine will not be helping with water retention or with sleeping well.