Tuesday, April 02, 2013
March was not very successful - except I did my work-out for most of the month (the last week excluded for obvious reasons). No loss there. I need to get serious about food, I think. There are several things that work against it:
I work to much which prevents going to the shops for decent shopping (DH does the shopping, but his and DD's ideas of what is needed are well, not agreeable with my system); lack of time for eating, irregular eating times, many routine changes as I also travel a lot for work. A routine that's healthy would need to be more stable, eating good, healthy stuff at certain time every day. Saving money at this moment does NOT help either.
What can be done?
I will try and make time for grocery shopping or just do lists for DH this month.
I will pack lunch in the evening to just take along the next day, even on trips (and I will eat on the train which I HATE)
I'll stack up my locker with soup options where you just add water and whole meal crackers.
I will make April my no sweets month starting with today (with chocolate eggs still on the table!) I will report daily on the success with this.
I'll plan my food in the tracker.
Let's see how successful we get with this.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The other day I happened upon a SP article which suggested ways to change for the better and it caught my attention. (I'm sorry I can't find the link, but will do my best to reproduce the main thoughts - 4 steps to be exact).
I am willing to try because it just is what I have been looking for!
So, in order to bring about change, you have to change your attitude, right? Right! You can't do different things with the same sort of attitude, and you can't change results if you do not change the way to live! But HOW???!!! I am certain you have seen me whining about this inability! So here the 4 promising new steps that should be easy enough.
NO 1 The odd out routine: Occasionally you do things right and get some results. Can you think back on such times and record what had happened in these successful moments?
I found that very encouraging for two reasons: one is it made me feel better because I FELT that on occasion (and sometimes for rather long patches) I did things right and could do them right.
NO 2 (and I really loved this one). Imagine a miracle happened and you woke up to your perfect life. What would it be like? What would you do? Feel? Be with?
I went crazy with this one. It's a rather LONG list of ideas there and I am still in the process of writing them down. Just the exercise of this feels most amazing. I am not good at imagining stuff. Life is too serious. But again, imagining my miracle made me feel that indeed I may be entitled to one!
NO 3 What's the pay off for your 'sins'; one does not eat chocolate for no reason; or sits down to eat; or sits on the couch all day doing nothing or... I did not yet start on this list but it is promising. Can't imagine though that the feeling of melted chocolate or the texture of puff pastry in your mouth to have an alternative! But may be there is something behind this still and the texture and taste are fronts to deeper issues? Must think. Will let you know.
NO 4 - you guessed it, I did not do that one either and it's about predicting your way to success. Amazingly put because I noticed that even while staring a routine I already envisioned my failure in it and was counting all the things in my head that could go wrong and make me fail. So I will try this! Most definitely.
So, what do you think of this? Can you relate? Have you got some experiences to share with me?
What else do I wish for you - I'm wishing for you a perfect miracle.
Thursday, January 03, 2013
Apparently, you can't lose weight over night but have to take it slow and easy. Small steps, they say! Well, I can't see how that can work for me.
I have to be fully focused to do it. It feels like I'm at war with the thousands of enemies that play guerrilla war on me.
Tactic 1: Lets keep her occupied with stuff, the more the merrier! You need that money, honey! you can't just quit!
Tactic 2: The tired routine - you deserve your rest! What do you mean stepping on it? Will you get yourself a heart attack? you have worked hard today. Just relax now.
Tactic 3: You can't go and cook after this hard a day! Someone else should have done it, but, since they didn't - too bad. You have to eat something. Have a sandwich... or two!
Tactic 4: Now that was not a real meal, was it? (Never mind the calories, it just did not feel right without a few cookies, or that chocolate with whole nuts that DH left hanging around!)
Tactic 5: Have a cup of coffee! Everybody is having one! It'll look weird if you just ordered water
Tactic 6: You are feeling tired - have something to eat. Best, get that fine Danish pastry from the bakery across the road!
Tactic 7: You should buy that chocolate bar - you have not bought one in days (and eat it of course)
Tactic 8 --- you get the picture.
There are no small steps in this; it's all or nothing because these incredibly persuasive little voices will not let me alone. I will fight and meet my fitness plan, but will not resist the pastry or the chocolate; I'd cook, but then I would not have the time for the elliptical. etc. etc. And the more time progressed, the more difficult it becomes to get on anything. let alone fitness, and you needed to struggle to pick yourself up and start going only to be ruined by some other horrid soldier of the enemy army!
It's not small steps, I tell you! It's all or nothing. It's a war. small steps do not work for me. Small steps are just not making it for me.
Have you got an alternative??
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