That is good that you are less down on yourself than you would have been before
Because we all slip up now and again and beating ourselves up does not make us behave better, by dissing ourselves it makes us feel bad. We need to get our mood in the right place to take the journey to tackle our weight.
That is great that you are eating plenty of fruit and veggies, and protein.
Today you made a slip up, that's not brilliant, but it's not the end of your weight loss journey. Your journey will have mostly good days , but with them good days it is normal to have some temptation stand in the way. That is only a hurdle-it is not the end. Tomorrow you can work extra hard at being good and getting back on track.
I have spent my life planning the next weight loss venture which would always end with me giving up, putting what I lost back on. And yep many of them times I told myself "I'm going to do it this time". But the difference is this time I am not going to stop when I make a slip up. I have decided there is a goal and I am going to arrive at the goal. And there are mini goals , I am going to achieve them too. Each mini goal gets us closer to our big main goal. We take one day at a time, and one step at a time. And each day that we stick to our weight loss plans, is that much closer to reaching our goal.
I have been not as good as I should have been yesterday and today.I have been a bit better but not as good as I would like to be. But that is okay, because I am not going to let that stop me from sticking to the plan. I like to use foods I like that are healthy in my eating plan. Rather than sticking to any particular "diet". Plus we want to see it as an eating plan, life style change-anything other than diet. Because it will be ongoing even when we reach goal, to be able to maintain.
Staying on track for 18 days is brilliant
. Just imagine that you are another eighteen days into it and each milestone
Think of all the different new clothes you will be able to wear and feeling much healthier. Seeing a slimmer, more happier face in the mirror-
Also what I often do when "dieting"(but remember it's not so much a diet) is when I give in on a temptation day, I make a dam good job of eating all the bad foods I can. If there are chippies, or icecream, cake , bikkies so much the better I make the most of it with the intention of starting again tomorrow. Or even worse deciding "it's not a great time right now because I will have munchies(piggy foods)
around at such an such occassion , so I can't do it right now", and giving up-until next time. I never quit, there will always be a "next time" . But this time I aren't allowing myself to do that. I have given myself a goal of ten kilos by my birthday. That was ten weeks, it is less now. I know maybe I won't quite make that goal. I will do a dam good try to achieve that. But if I have lost eight or nine kilos I will be happy. and then on my birthday I don't want to overdo it too much or I'll put more back on.
So don't let todays slip up rule what happens tomorrow. Well yes maybe let it rule-that you will be good tomorrow. But don't overdo today
Edited by: CYBERCITYSHELL at: 7/18/2013 (23:26)