Thursday, September 27, 2012
This is a serious blog, so don't smile and act like you don't know what I'm talking about! What happens when you reach your goal?
They say when you are training your it takes about 3 days of being very consistent for the dog to learn the new trick or whatever you are trying to teach them. I'd say for us humans it takes a bit longer for things to become a "habit" or a way of life.
For example, remember all the times we've started a new diet? We say to ourselves, I'll "TRY" this for a week or so -- just to see if it works. If it doesn't work, we drop it (we are impatient and expect immediate results); and if it does work, once we've lost a few pounds our old habits start to creep back in -- and subsequently we start to put the weight back on.
If you are only 10 pounds or so away from your goal you may not have set down with yourself and realistically thought about how you would handle it when you reach your goal. There are a few things you'd better think about, very seriously.
#1 This hasn't really been a "diet" you've been on, but a change of lifestyle. When you change you lifestyle it doesn't mean you go back to your OLD habits, you keep on with the new.
#2 Maintenance doesn't suddenly mean you can eat 1000 calories extra every day -- try that and your scale will head nowhere but up, Up, UP!
#3 You've read your articles, you know you need to keep yourself hydrated with water, tea, coffee, healthy liquids (alcohol doesn't really fit in there).
#4 If fruits and veggies are so important to a Healthy Lifestyle why do you think once you reach the magic number on the scale -- you can stop eating them? What do you think will happen?
#5 Reaching your goal doesn't mean you can go on a SEE-FOOD diet (see it, and eat it). It does not mean your body no longer needs to exert itself with exercise. By now you should be in the "Habit" of eating healthy and getting in some sort of daily exercise.
#6 Put one of your "fat" pictures on your refrigerator -- let it guide you in your choices. If it happened once, it can happen again.
Wishing all of you success in reaching your goals -- and then carrying those new, good habits over into your new life. Reaching your goal does not solve your problems, but it can go a long way toward helping you healthwise, giving you more confidence, and more energy to tackle jobs that need to be done. Money does not solve all our problems, and hitting the right number on the scale does not solve the problems either. But it does give us the faith and the confidence that
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
I got up this morning, and after "weighing-in" my first move, naturally, was COFFEE!
My normal breakfast consists most often of a smoothie (various types)
Housework comes before play time, so let's get that done. Dip and bend and incorporate some lunges to give extra exercise!
A walk with Amber is next, and this time of year in the mountains it's high 70's
and fill my day, along with working on my quilt. Right now my time also includes making homemade applesauce (yes, I know that is a tomato, but there was no apple)! If there is I sneak in a (and sometimes even if there isn't enough time!
On our evening walk we often see rabbits, and if we're lucky a deer or two!
Now is the time to sit back and watch the great sunset, count our blessings and Thank God that we had another happy day on this great Earth of ours!
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