More ADD ADHD Strategy— ADD Tip O the Day 569

No willpower with ADD ADHD

We’re moved into our new place, love it! Still unpacking (don’t love that).

One problem – the food. It’s terrific. I’ve gained pounds. There’s a choice of four desserts, and at least one of them is chocolate.  Have I ever written about a lack of willpower?         As in none?

I don’t know if the weight  problem is more due to the delicious entrees or to the ice cream after the third helping of desert.  But when they serve pecan pie and tiramasu on the same menu, and offer unlimited mint chocolate chip ice cream, what’s a guy sposed to do?

Strategy – the grateful notebook

I keep a “grateful” notebook by my bedside, and every night record several things I’m grateful for. This practice is a good antidepressant  and helps me stay aware. I also record my weight (ugh!) and the routine things I’ve accomplished for the day – E,S,G – for exercise, Spanish, guitar.  This helps me keep track of what’s happening and to be responsible, and is also a reward, positive reinforcement.

New strategy – D

Now I have a new rule – only one dessert and only one scoop of ice cream.  Now each night I record “D” and the number of desserts. Later I may cut down further on the deserts and ice cream but “small steps” is one of the keys to success.

doug

Four posts on willpower

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Two on ADD ADHD and weight

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Quote O the Day

“Too much is never enough.”    Old Texas saying

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El Castillo dessert table.

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One of the gifts of ADD ADHD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About doug with ADHD

I am a psychiatric physician. I learned I have ADHD at age 64, and then wrote two ADHD books for adults, focusing on strategies for making your life better. Your Life Can Be Better; strategies for adults with ADD/ADHD available at amazon.com, or smashwords.com (for e books) Living Daily With Adult ADD or ADHD: 365 Tips O the Day ( e-book). This is one tip at a time, one page at a time, at your own pace. It's meant to last a year. As a child, I was a bully. Then there was a transformation. Now I am committed to helping people instead abusing them. The Bully was published in January, 2016. It's in print or e book, on Amazon.
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2 Responses to More ADD ADHD Strategy— ADD Tip O the Day 569

  1. I absolutely agree. “small steps” is one of the keys to success. Have you ever heard the Patch the Pirate song about this?

    Little by little, inch by inch, by the yard it’s hard, by the inch what a cinch. Never stare up the stairs just climb up the steps, little by little, inch by inch.

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