Friday, February 25, 2011
I changed my quick start goals because the other ones weren't working. How do goals not work? Do they not have the 'right' words or convey the 'right' meaning? I have noticed that if my goals do not FIT exactly with what I am trying to accomplish, right up to the very minute, they don't work so well for me; especially if its a daily goal I am trying to achieve on a daily basis.
Frankly, not eating mindlessly in the evenings is much to vague a goal to do the job of motivating me and providing the momentum I need. I have been snacking on the wrong things in the evenings because that's what my hubby does and he does it while watching a movie. That's the way we've always done it. Yet, I can't deprive him just because I am dieting. He is very lean for his age group and can lose weight at the drop of a hat.
This calls for a new strategy. Easter being around the corner, I bought some chocolate eggs and bunnies for him. Now I will ask him to take them and hide them in the basement somewhere that only he knows about. Out of sight (and can't find), out of mind. When I bake it will be something I can have. As for today, I am experimenting with making my meals 90% vegetable (cooked or raw), 10% protein and 10% carb with my own snack at the end of it, like calorie reduced jello. I am trying to wrap my head around changing the very structure of my meals to where vegetables are the main course and meat/carbs are the side dishes.
I have to go to the bank today and I think I will walk. Yesterday's walk didn't happen! I'm pushing up my 10 minutes to 20 when it comes to the stairs - 4 reps of 12 each! Another thing with the walks, I use a pedometer and I walk fast!! If this is going to work, I have to put a more serious effort into it and take it seriously each day. I make myself accountable for my actions and attitudes of today.