Wednesday, September 12, 2012
This is sooooo what I need to be reading right now.
Beck talks about how some days/weeks this is easy - you are doing most of what you should be, and it hardly seems like a struggle at all . . .
and then there are the days like I have been experiencing this week. Cravings are intense. I keep thinking that, even though I have maintained for 43 weeks, I can't do this for the long haul.
Beck tells me this is normal. (oh phew - I was really getting down on myself)
Rather than dwell on these negative feelings, Beck encourages your to respond vigorously.
**Read your list of advantages of weight loss - multiple times a day if you need to
**Add up the difficult hours - it is amazing how one or two slip ups can dominate your thinking. If you really think about it, maybe you did pretty well most of the time.
**Focus on what you can do today. Baby steps.
Yesterday I had a couple of unplanned bowls of cereal - again!
I ended up just having vegetables for dinner, and no after dinner snack to just scrap in at the top of my range. I went to bed with a grumbly tummy, but as Beck tells me - breakfast is not far away!
I picked up my Beck book and made a summary of all the points to date.
I also decided to plan for more food. I have been planning to just under my range, thinking to myself that I then I have a 'little up my sleeve' for those little unplanned eventualities. Of course, this is contrary to what I have been reading in Beck. Those little unplanned eventualities ended up being blowouts. So today, I planned 3 meals and 2 snacks, putting me right into the middle of my range. I have not actually eaten my morning snack, or all I planned for lunch - since I don't want to overeat. If I feel like a snack later on, I can have my morning snack or the rest of lunch.
Two hours on the bike this morning. My husband leaves tomorrow for 10 days away. I hope to stay with my parents for half the time - good, as I should be able to get away for exercise, but challenging in terms of eating!!
Anyway - I am feeling to much better since I reflected on what has been going badly on the eating front.
I hope your day is going well too!
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
A mum from my son's kindergarten has made a couple of comments to me about her weight - mentioning the size of her belly and the like.
She does not know that I have lost weight relatively recently - I don't really know her well enough to raise it, or even comment to her.
Anyway - today I told her that whilst my son is at kinder, I normally go for a walk with my daughter so she can sleep in the pusher. I walk about an hour and a half - and run a few errands at the same time.
She had just been telling me how by the time she drives home she gets nothing done, and she has to drive back to pick her son up (kinder is only 2.5 hours).
She seemed surprised that I walked 'all the way' to the supermarket.
Anyway - I could see her mind ticking over. I hope I have planted a seed in her mind. A few small changes can be very effective.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Day 21 - Get ready to weigh in
I already do this - almost every day. Beck encourages you to keep a graph of your weekly weigh ins (thanks SP - already got this)
Day 22 - Say 'Oh well' to disappointment
You can't have what you want to eat? Oh well.
You don't like the number on the scale this morning? Oh well
Rather than dwell on why you are hard done by, and feel like the world is against you - shrug it off. Oh well.
Yesterday was an eating disaster.
Just back from a big weekend away. The kids were tired - and spent the day tormenting each other and me. They did not sleep when we went for a walk in the pusher - I was depending on that to improve their mood . . . no luck.
Somehow that equated to a food blow out. I did not track it - but it was bad. Breakfast cereal with lashings of sugar, pear and raspberry loaf with lashings of butter. Could be 1000 calories there!
Today is better. Pilates this morning. A great food plan for the day - really looking forward to my dinner - and still have a little up my sleeve if I decide to get a non-fat coffee.
I weighed in today - although my official weigh in day is Wednesday. Still in range - but up on last week. We'll see what a good day today achieves.
450 fitness minutes done this month. I set a goal at 1200 - but then remembered that my husband will be away for 10 days. That might limit my chances of getting some exercise in. I will seek out what options I can! Hopefully the grandparents come to the party!
Have a great day
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