Wednesday, May 16, 2012
I really am having a fabulous week with my new found motivation. I'm working hard on loving myself along with my flaws and mistakes. Yesterday, I took another step forward with affirmations and positive thinking. I posted a few positive affirmations on my mirror in the bathroom. That way, I can see them when I wake up and prepare for my day.
I got an hour of walking (very slow walking, but movement nonetheless) in yesterday just because I stood while typing on my laptop. This may be one of my best ideas yet. Really, it is probably inspired by SparkPeople, since I have been reading about the walking desks that the staff recently tried out. Additionally, when I decided I did not have time for my 30 minutes of weights yesterday, I decided to get ten minutes in. Normally, I would just find an excuse not to do it at all. Since I had already gotten some walking in, I burned my targeted 186 calories and still got to my appointment on time!
I think the thing I am most proud of yesterday was what I ate for dinner. So, let me just say, first, I have been struggling with the "all or nothing" thinking ever since I have been in plateau. So that past few weeks, I have tried to hit 1200 calories ever day, leaving me feeling deprived by the weekend. As Lauren said in her motivational call last night, if you don' t leave yourself wiggle room, you will feel deprived.
Now to the point: I went to a meeting last night where they provided food. At first I was going to skip the food and wait until I got home (after 8PM). By the time I got home, I would likely feel ravenous. Instead, I looked through the boxes of sandwiches, picked the one I thought was the healthiest, and ate it. Sounds good, right? Once I finished my turkey and veggie whole wheat wrap, I got to the potato chips and cookie at the bottom of the box. I ate them. I thought, surely this will put me over my calories for the day. When I got home, I immediately recorded what I ate, and since Jason's Deli has calories on their website, I found out not only did I stay within my calorie limit, but I was so low on my limit that i decided to have a healthy snack.
In the past, I wouldn't bother with recording out of shame and guilt. I managed to have a 300 calorie cookie and still be within my limit. Lauren is right, wiggle room is a must!
By the way, thanks for all of the comments this week! Good luck to you all!