My consultant supplied these ideas last night to my group and I want to share them.
Think GREY not black and white (or good and bad), don't worry about it being a bad meal, which can turn into a bad day and maybe even a bad week!
Try not to set unreasonable standards for yourself.
Remember no syns are bad! Try to plan your food intake and fit them in.
If you have a TO DO LIST, a list of things you should do, then bin it! Throw it away! (Not sure I agree to this as I wrote a big list today and enjoyed ticking each item off yesterday).
But I do understand PROCRASTINATION too, putting things off if I have too much to do. Nic suggested a 'I'd Like to ' would be a better list to have.
Set yourself realistic goals, remember every week can be different!
Do celebrate your success. At the end of each day write down 3 things you've done well that day, could be weight related or not.
Try to stay positive.
Stop comparing yourself to others! We are all individuals. (I know I still look big compared with some people but for me I'm looking the most shapely I have ever looked!)
Remember you are not on your own (we have a whole Spark team)!
I was talking to a friend who is coming to the same Slimming World class as me and she said she couldn't do it properly yet as she wasn't in the 'zone' yet!
On reflection I realised that I stepped out of that ZONE last week when I was much heavier than I expected when I was weighed on Tuesday night. So Wednesday and Thursday I was miserable and ate and ate! Lots of bad food choices!
On Friday I realised I will have put on again when I get weighed the following week but will now be into 13 stone something rather than 12 stone something and really would like to get to 12 stone ( I don't ever remember being that light!O)
I am not good at asking for help! I think that going to class is my way of asking for that help! and being on this site too.
Thanks for all your supportive comments on my blog - sorry though the line didn't get drawn till Tuesday morning! It became quite a binge.
Its hard but we have to keep trying to focus! I'm focussed now - I know I prefer it when my shoulderblades hurt less when I'm a bit lighter - that was the first thing I noticed when I started putting on weight with this binge.
I need to focus on the tools I can use to avoid temptation (don't buy options hot choc 'cos I can't resist them - only 2 syns but one after the other can be a lot of syns!) and to write it down so I know what I am eating!
I feel so much sexier when I'm lighter and got so angry with everything when I was 'out of control'. I don't want to feel that way any more.