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Exception Plan (optional video

When you decide to do something different

It’s totally okay to do something different than follow the protocol. But we want to be intentional about it. Here’s what you need to think about.

Transcript

All right, so let’s talk about exceptions. Now, something that is going to happen is when we’re talking about deciding what you’re going to eat ahead of time and following your protocol. There are going to be times when that’s just not going to be possible.

Maybe you’re going to a family gathering, maybe you’re going to a party where you’re not in control of the food. Maybe you’re going on vacation. There are going to be tons of different times when you are going to have just an exception to your normal protocol.

Now, there are two different worksheets that I’m sharing with you. One is called an exception plan and the other one is an upcoming event plan. And so, what these two worksheets are all about is just allowing you to think through the process.

And think through the consequences of your actions, really thinking about what’s going to happen? What am I expecting so that you can really visualize yourself within this event so that you can decide ahead of time what it is that you want to do? And I don’t think that this is necessarily a bad thing.

Now, again just like making decisions ahead of time, this is a 1.0 version. This is a learning to walk before we can run.

Eventually, you’re not going to have to do this because you’re going to have your own back. But right now, you just don’t have any practice having your own back. And so, what we want to do is we want to call out, what are the situations that are going to happen? And then, we want to make contingency plans.

Now, there’s another video here, which is called upsetting event. And in there, there’s also another worksheet called “write it down, move on.” There will be a time when you will not have foreseen that something came up.

And so, instead of beating yourself up about it, there’s this worksheet that’s called write it down, move on so that you can write down exactly what happened. Get it out of your brain, stop beating yourself up about it, and just move on, and try to do better the next time.

So, all of these worksheets, all of these topics together are going to help you in the process of creating trust when you are outside of your control. Because what happens a lot of times is people will say to me, “oh, Elizabeth, my life would be so much easier if I wasn’t living with anyone, if my partner wasn’t around, or if I didn’t have my kids’ foods.” And that’s great! However, we don’t live in a vacuum. And so, we need to figure out how to live in a world where there are going to be temptations and tasty foods.

And so again, thinking about how food makes you feel and really deciding to eat the way that you want to eat so that you feel good to yourself. And then, in those situations where you don’t follow through, being okay, learning from it, and wanting to treat yourself better. This is going to be a process.

This is not something that’s going to get fixed in a matter of a few months, especially because we’ve spent so much time doing things a different way. This is going to be a new process for you. But as long as you’re dedicated to this new process and being willing to look at your behavior and figure out why did I do this when we’re willing to learn and grow from it? That’s when things are really going to change for you.

So, that’s all I have for you in this video. I’ll see you in the next one.

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