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.
Four posts on willpower
Two on ADD ADHD and weight
Quote O the Day
“Too much is never enough.” Old Texas saying