Friday, February 26, 2010
I was really happy with where my weight was by Christmas. But it seems that this happiness with small success is one of my most convenient excuses. I get so complacent each time I lose these 3-5 pounds, that I slack off. Then, I keep it off until things start to get stressful (which they certainly have been for a little while), and I don't have enough momentum built up to keep me moving forward when things get tough. Instead I wind up falling backwards and regaining. At least I'm only talking 3-5, but if I don't learn to get a handle on this, I'm going to be yo-yoing all the weight I've lost... not just these few pounds.
I know that: 1) I eat when stressed. 2) I have lots of excuses about excercise. 3) I've become too willing to eat out of convenience rather than eating mindfully.
Solution: I think journaling for a few weeks will help me to stay in focus, be honest about my weak areas, and record each small success so that I may revel in these and build on them.