With the way things have been going for me lately, especially on the job front, my husband & I were quite concerned about having our taxes done yesterday. Thankfully, we came out just fine!!
I have been doing very well on the dieting front for the past several days. It took some self-talk along with all the great helpful comments from my SparkPeople friends to get myself back on track...but I think I'm there now!
It's far too easy to blame other people for your weight problem. Maybe your spouse is critical and it drives you to eat. Perhaps obesity runs in your genes. We can all come up with a million reasons as to why we're overweight. However, playing the blame game won't accomplish anything. Be accountable for your situation and take responsibility. Nobody is force feeding you that! second slice of pizza. Start taking the measures that are going to ensure that you lose weight and stop pointing fingers. The only person who can determine the fate of your weight-loss efforts is you.
Well, I had a bad weigh-in on Thursday night. I gained weight and am currently over my range (TOPS allows a range of 3 lbs. over and 7 lbs. under goal). I knew I had gained, but I didn't realize how much!
This proves to me that I really, truly need the weekly weigh-ins and the support of my TOPS group and SparkPeople friends. We had missed the meeting last week.
I am planning to run for leader of my group - that way, I will be much more accoutable and will really have to show up for every meeting!
Act the way you want to feel. Just being friendly will actually make you feel friendlier. I have heard that if you smile, you feel better automatically. People think that happiness is something that floats down on you, but you have to make the effort.
When someone gives you the advice - "Indulge" - that doesn't mean you should go crazy. It means you should treat yourself only in a way that doesn't have negative consequences.