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Today's good choices

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Maintenance is a funny thing - I have been in my goal range of 58 to 60 kgs (around 130lbs) for 21 weeks, but I still feel like I am struggling. That's almost 5 months!

I seem to focus on the bad choices I make. Are they going to derail me, and undo all the good work? I don't recognise that they are so much fewer than they used to be. I thought I should dedicate a blog to the good choices I made today.

emoticonI took the kids on an outing today, by train rather than by car. I always get better incidental exercise pushing them in the double push chair

emoticonI remembered to take water and an apple for myself, rather than just remember healthy snacks for the kids

emoticonWe ate lunch at a cafe. My kids generally leave a lot of bread from their sandwiches - which I hate to waste . . . so I just ordered scrambled eggs. No toast. Less waste (and less on my waist)

emoticonCatching the train home I caught a different line, which stops further from our house - adding 20mins to my walk

emoticonSnacked only on fruit and veges today

emoticonI have not touched the leftover Easter eggs today - since once I start I can't stop. I have tracked a small portion for after dinner - then I will clean my teeth for bed.

emoticonCold roast beef for dinner. Already weighed and plated to stop me 'eyeing' more than I should have

emoticonI will meet my calorie, carb, fat, protein, fruit & vege and water targets

A lot of these choices I make everyday.
Sometimes I make the decision to relax on one or two of my choices, but not often.
This is why I am maintaining.

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    Great job today! And what a great idea, listing all the good choices you made. I'm definitely struggling with trying not to feel super guilty every time I make a "bad" or less healthy choice. I need to start making a list of all my good choices every day, I think. Maybe I'll make it a new Fast Break goal! Thanks for the inspiration. :)
    2146 days ago
    Well done you for wanting to see the positive! And well done for chosing all this positive options today. Maintaining is such a huge challenge, isn't it, as old habits can creep back up soooo easily! Good on you for keeping at it, and resisting the easter chocolate. I have portioned my to enjoy over the next few evenings. Like you, just before bed seems to be the only time I can enjoy chocolate without then craving it for the rest of day till bedtime! emoticon
    2146 days ago
    So far my maintenance has been good. My weight goes up and down within the five pounds I have given myself, but it hasn't been difficult as long as I keep active. It sounds like you are doing great - better than you are giving yourself credit for!
    2146 days ago
    You're right, that is why you're maintaining! Great job!
    2146 days ago
    Sounds like you had a great day with great choices. Good for you.
    2146 days ago
  • KANOE10
    Great choices. You are making good decisions. Staying away from the easter candy is awesome. I think you have a grat attitude on maintenance..relax a little but not often.
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  • TASNIM81
    Great job! Very good choices. emoticon emoticon
    2146 days ago
    Those are great choices! I especially liked the one about the Easter candy. I have some in my house, but have kept them out of sight and instead put fruit in plain sight. I also keep a lot of gum handy :) Sounds like you had a great day!
    2146 days ago
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