Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Lose a pound, gain a pound, lose it, gain it. Up and down. What is stopping me from losing and sticking to my plan?
I got comfortable. I started to play games with myself. I let life happenings get in the way of my goals and I used them for an excuse. I got in to the binge a little, work it off by Wednesday weigh in routine. Some weeks it worked, some it didn't. Every Monday I hit reset. What is my plan to change my ways?
1. How bad do I want this? List pros and cons of losing weight or not.
I want it. I really do. I think about my weight too much. I do eat healthy food. I eat too much of it. I do usually get exercise (although I have been seriously slacking). I need to change my thinking and stop obsessing with the scale. My goal: Live a healthier LIfe-style!
Advantages of losing weight:
. Confidence! I want to be like Pam from The Biggest Loser. Be that Damn Girl! I don't really need people to say it, I want to feel it!
. Nice fitting clothes. I am sick of pulling up my pants all the time, muffin top, clingy tops, hips hanging over my pants, tight waistbands, creases across my bust. I want to slip in to something a little more comfortable!
.Health. Big tummies are not healthy tummies. I have Crohns and I need to keep my guts happy. I also believe that lots of fruits and veggies will help to keep cancer away.
Those are my top 3. I don't have any cons for losing weight. Oh, food going bad in my fridge. Tough. Another con: I don't have to buy so many groceries!
2. What am I doing right?
. Tracking. Most of the time.
. Eating more organic, hardly any processed foods.
. Learning more about healthy living and sharing what I've learned
3. What will I work on to make a change?
. Tracking. ALWAYS.
. Seriously make an effort to get a minimum of 30 minutes of walking in every day.
. Add a regular strength training routine
. I've started a passionate love affair with chocolate. It's time to slow things down....
This is a good plan for now. I feel like I'm repeating myself but if that's what it takes, so be it. I am still on my journey and I know as I keep Sparking, I'll get to my destination eventually.