Saturday, February 11, 2012
Consistency and giving myself credit for what I'm doing well have been helpful. I'm trying to change my lifestyle so that most of the time, I'm doing healthy, "thin people" thinking and activities. But I do not get down on myself when it doesn't go as planned. This is a lifestyle and I will do better next time. The point is keeping it going, so it's MOST OF THE TIME. Creating a habit. I feel like I am creating good habits. Because I'm standing up when my hubby wants me to eat dinner on the couch and I say I need to have it at the table so I notice what I'm eating. And I'm weighing myself every week, but not obsessing over the number, just using it as feedback. And I am doing what I need to do. My Beck stuff is working for me. And I go on SparkPeople everyday, even if I can't spin the wheel because it doesn't work on an ipad! :) So now I'm measuring my calories and just learning about how to count calories. Also thinking about ways to boost my metabolism, as I have a slow heart rate. Learning a lot of things at the same time. I feel patient with it. Slow and steady. I'm approaching healthy changes with a crockpot vs. a microwave attitude. Handling cravings is a curve I am just approaching now. Just looking at them, rating how difficult they are, how long, and what strategies I use to get through them.