Sunday, May 15, 2011
I know I sound like a broken record, but thank you so much for bearing with me as I laboriously figure this 'maintenance' stuff out! The enemy certainly roams around like a roaring lion seeking to DEVOUR us, doesn't he! I've felt devoured for the last 5 weeks! I shouldn't be surprised by these 'fiery ordeals', but I have to be honest, I wasn't quite prepared to do such fierce battle after such a wonderful victory of hitting goal weight! Boy was I naive! The last 5 weeks have proven to me ONCE again that the battle isn't over until we lay our armor down at the pearly gates! I'm glad I have my faithful SparkPartners in the trenches with me--spurring me on to VICTORY!
I see more than ever the power and necessity of setting goals. In the book, "Eat That Frog" www.eatthatfrogmovie.com/ , Brian Tracy challenges the reader to set concrete goals, and gives steps to working to reach those goals. So today's blog is using his concepts to help conquer emotional eating.
1. Decide EXACTLY what you want:
I want to eat to the glory of God.
2. Writ it DOWN. Think on PAPER! Unwritten goals lead to confusion, vagueness, misdirection, and numerous mistakes.
I want to conquer emotional eating--not giving into filling myself with food
when I’m stressed, discouraged, bored, lonely, OR hormonal.
3. Set a deadline on your goal; set sub-deadlines, if necessary.
My goal is to figure out some VERY tangible action steps to overcome emotional eating by July 12, 2011 [my one year SparkVersary]
4. Make a list of everything that you can think of that you are going to have to do to achieve your goal--I will be adding to this list.
Thin Again by Judy Halliday and Arthur W. Halliday
Body Clutter by Marla Cilley
Desert Morsels by Jan Christiansen
B. Spend time on Thin Within Team from May 15th thru July 12th
C. Type up list of specific action steps for WHEN I’m struggling, i.e. take a 10 minute walk, brush teeth and use mouth wash, etc.
D. Start journaling on my nutrition tracker of my ‘feelings’ when I eat.
E. Read all I can about ‘mindful' eating.
5. Organize the list into a plan.
A. Read at least 1/2 hour daily from the 3 books mentioned & take notes and do assignments
B. Spend 45 minutes 5x weekly on the Thin Within Team
C. Write a list of action steps to take in striving to conquer emotional eating--work on this list 3x weekly.
D. Spend time daily journaling my 'feelings' towards food for the day on my nutritional tracker--work this into my SparkTime 6x weekly.
E. Read SparkPeople and internet articles once a week on Mindful Eating.
6. Take action on your plan immediately.
Look over these and incorporate into my daily 'to do' list
7. Resolve to do something EVERY single day that moves you toward your major goal. Build this activity into your daily schedule.