Thursday, August 04, 2011
Now that I have climbed to the top of my mountain (I passed my half way point), I have to gear up so that I so not stumble on the way down... I have my final 20 lbs to go and while determined, I'd be lying to myself if I didn't admit being a bit scared.
After all, self sabotage has always been my nemesis. In the past whenever I met success I found a way to blow it. I feel that overcoming this terrible negative and self destructive habit is my biggest challenge to date. Already today I had my worst eating day... I gave into my craving for a truly authentic falafel for lunch. There were positives though... I had the individual falafel balls with the homemade pita on the side. And I did control what I ate. I had 5 of the balls (should have stopped at 4) and only a quarter of the pita. I also had a few TBS of humus with it and cucumber. It was worth every bit. While I am still under calories for the day I have to be extra careful in what choices I make. Oh yea, and increase those daily steps! So all in all I think I caught myself, stopped before the falafel took control of me and learned about my ability to stop when the red flags start waving... All important tests for me to pass. It represents a start in creating new healthier habits. Also, I did think long and hard about the best way to fulfill this craving and I think I made a good choice (minus the fried food).
i have also discovered that I need to severely limit my gluten intake, that brown rice is tolerated rather well and that my lactose content needs to be reduced to 2 dairy servings daily.
If I keep all this in mind and keep working at developing a daily exercise habit then I am convinced in my abilities to lose the final twenty. Intellectually I have got it... Now to just put all this into workable actions!
No time like the present... I'm off to find a SP video to do!