Saturday, April 28, 2012
Okay, so I went to answer someone on a message board and realized I had to jump over here and do it as a blog, as I was onto something. This diet vs lifestyle thing. I got it...it is a game!!! The game is LIFE and you play it everyday...and you will "for all days". I am saying you play the numbers! You want to stay within certain ranges in certain categories (you know...tracking in calories, carbs, protein, sodium, fat). And in those categories you will try to include a certain number of fruits and vegetables! Check off the number of waters you give your body each day. You can win this game!!! You can earn "prizes"...fit into a new size, fit in a chair, have space between you and the steering wheel in the car, wear a size you have never worn, have your kids arms fit all the way around you, not be out of breath at the stop of the stairs, maintain your weight loss and not have to have two sets of clothes, and many more! You can do this...and you play it each day. Each day effects the next. If you mess up and eat something not planned (not bad, I said not planned), then you put it on the tracker and remember you need to go back on track right now...so you are not way off, so the next day you are not trying to make up for unplanned foods. It is a new start with each FOOD selection...you are always in play! Hey Friends, this is a game! You can do it! PLAY & WIN! There are prizes! Remember, it doesn't end...it is a LIFE GAME! If you mess up, it does matter...but just stay calm and carry on...don't go crazy and say, "well, I blew it, so I should just eat the whole bag of cookies, add ice cream, and what the hell, let's go out to dinner and order whatever I want"! No, no, no, that makes you go back way to many steps, or "tracks", so simply say No! Go to the tracker, put it in, and go from there...you may find the three cookies, that could have lead to an entire bag (and you know it is only the first few that really taste good), didn't even put you over the counts at the end of the day! As you move on you may realize if you trade your planned higher calorie snack for one of a few fresh veggies you are already back on track! Look around, think about it, PLAY THE GAME!!!! YOU WILL BE THE WINNER!!!