A group of students disagreed about which were the 7 wonders of the world but the following received the most votes.
1. Egypts Great Pyramids
2. Taj Mahal
3. Grand Canyon
4. Panama Canal
5. Empire State Building
6. St Peter's Basilica
7. China's Great Wall
The teacher asked one girl if she had finished and she can she couldn't make up her mind as there are so many. The girl hesitated and then read 'I think the Seven Wonders of the World are:
1. To see
2. To Hear
3. To Touch
4. To Taste
5. To Feel
6. To Laugh
7. To Love
The room was so quiet you could have heard a pin drop. The things we overlook as simple and ordinary and that we take for granted are truly wondrous. The most precious things in life cannot be built by hand or bought by man.
Whatever you want to do, do it now. There are only so many tomorrows.
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.