Friday, October 14, 2011
I can hardly believe it..........this is month eight of maintenance....and I know rejoining my local TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) group has helped a lot. It's the accountability at the scale every Monday night that has helped me! I can be 3 pounds up or 7 pounds under and right now I am one pound under my goal!! This is a group of mostly gals and one guy!! We cheer each other to do our best and have great topics that we discuss. HOWEVER, when each of us gets in our car and goes home after Monday night, it is really up to each individual to make the choices that will help us get rid of the weight......or buy and eat the junk that makes us junky!! I finally bought a pint of ice cream....after not having it for over 3 months, and I totally enjoyed it.....in two days!!! I savored it and it was only 160 cal. per 1/2 c and 6 gm. of fat. I ate it slowly, totally enjoying it, and when it was gone......I was fine! I bought ONE.....one only. If I had bought two or three of those, I know they would call my name till they were gone! I am done giving food the power, and it feels good to just buy ONE of something that I totally love!!!
I know there are people struggling and with the holidays just around the corner, you might feel like, "oh, well, it's never going to come off; I'll start 1/1/12, but you don't have to have that attitude! NO, you can start right now with the BELIEF that you can do it!! Move more......make a set goal of getting in some exercise every day.....shoot for 10 minutes the first day and add a minute on every day after till you're up to 30-40 minutes!! I do NOT really look forward to getting outside each day, especially now with the fall and rain to keep me inside, but you just have to find the way to get the exercise in, even if it's walking briskly in your home!! JUST DO IT!!! I promise, you will see changes!! Give yourself a date, say a month from now.....get that measuring tape and see the difference!!! Time is going......why not make the last 3 months of 2011 your very best!!! YOU CAN DO IT.....but the choice is yours!! You can count on me to cheer you on though!!!