In the beginning I liked watching Dr.Phil, before he went all Maury Povich/Jerry Springer. Anyways one of the things I remember him saying with regards to weight loss is you need to change your environment. He said something like if you are having a hard time losing weight and work in a candy store get a new job! Well I don’t work in a candy store but I’m in a similar situation.
For the last 21+ years I’ve been working for or running a small distribution business. My main product line is processed potatoes like fresh-cut fries and whole peeled potatoes. This means every stop in my day involves going into a place where food is served! When I’m not in a food joint I’m driving by many places where it’s simple to stop and grab something to eat whether it’s a candy bar at a gas station or burgers at McDonald’s. It seems simple enough not to stop anywhere other than my customers to reduce temptation but it’s not
When Dr.Phil made the suggestion to change your environment it seemed like a good idea but it’s not always an easy one for people to change careers. At the time I was early into owning my business so it just wasn’t happening then. I loved the fact I was working for myself and was making decent money for the area I live in. A few times since then I have managed to lose 80+ and 120+ pounds. But I’ve never managed to keep it off. I blame a big part of it on my lack of willpower and a smaller part of it on constantly being around food all the time.
So what this means is I’m looking for a NEW JOB! I’ve actually been looking for over a month now. As scary as it is I’m leaving the comfort of the only job I’ve had since 1991…..as soon as someone offers me a new one. The only jobs I’ve applied for would leave me out of contact with food except for my 3 squares a day. Wish me luck!