Yup, I've always been absent-minded, so I think I am terrified of something really terrible happening because of it. And it doesn't get much worse than allowing a small child to fall into danger because of inadvertent negligence. One of my kids was a "happy wanderer" on top of it all, we lost him a time or two, fortunately with no dire consequences.
Originally Posted by tomi
Yes, hubby is home. The house in never really clean, but I did manage to clear up the worst disaster zones. Hubby is a clean freak, but he does his best to overlook it.
Have you tried plotting a strategy ahead of time? You don't have to explain your menu choices, you know. Eating something different doesn't make you an outcast. And any friends worth having are going to understand and respect you for sticking to a discipline. "I'm trying to eat healthy," should be enough explanation if anybody asks. Even better, "my body really appreciates it if I stick to a healthy diet," or "this is the way I like to eat." Makes them look like a jerk if they try to pressure you, LOL!
Originally Posted by Lex26
In all kinds of situations when we're being pressured, a simple "no thanks" without explanation is often the best answer. There's no reasoning they can attack. This is a recommended tactic with salesmen, for example. They have been trained to counter almost any objection offered, a simple refusal gives them nothing to work with.
But I will confess to missing the convenience of sandwiches and wraps for a quick meal. I'll gradually find other ways of coping with it, but I still feel at a loss sometimes.
5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again
More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
- Lewis Mumford