Monday, 2 November 2009

Peer Pressure

At work... out at parties... enjoying drinks with friends... Is there nowhere I can go without feeling a bit of peer pressure? To top it all off my safe haven is no longer fatty food free!

My other half has come down to visit for the weekend and - as much as I adore him - I certainly am not enamoured with his eating habits and - more importantly - how they lead me astray.

Now, don't get me wrong. He's by no means a saboteur... more of a foodie who just can't resist sharing his latest discoveries.

So, what's a girl to do?

Not quite sure how but I found the willpower to say yes by saying no. Confused? Well, so was I! I learned that by saying no for 99 per cent of the time, I could say yes every now and again. And, what's more, I managed to convince him to share some of my low fat goodies and modify his choices too!

I guess the moral to the story is: peer pressure goes two ways - for the good and the bad. Rather than be swayed by the bad, why not convert some friends over to the good? The more people on your side the better, I say!

P.S. And my weigh in? This week I registered a loss of 8lbs - dropping from 275 to 267 :)

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