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3 things kicked up a notch!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Ok, I've been doing fairly well with the three things, but it's time to kick it up a notch!

Positive Thinking
Tracking Food

Positive thinking: I need to improve on comparing my body to others. I hate worrying if I'm fatter than someone else. Need to accept myself the way I am. Just because someone is thinner or looks better than me, doesn't make them a better person. thinking about why I'm stuck here in the 160s is partly because I realized I will never look like the cover models on Shape Magazine. Not without surgery. However, I can look and feel better. I'm also back to the mindset of worrying about my fat belly sticking out. I look at clothes I wore last summer and I felt so skinny in them, now I feel fat in them. Part of it is I wanted to be in a smaller size by now and it is a symbol of failure. Hmm, maybe I should buy a couple of new tops to make me feel better. OOO or better yet tie that to a goal. When i lose 5 lbs I will but some new fun spring/summer shirts!

Tracking Food: Ok, this needs work. Just looked at my summary calendar and I've only tracked the entire day's food 4 days this month. Kickin' it up a notch: Do not eat dinner until I've tracked breakfast/lunch/snacks. No after dinner snack until I check my calories/nutrition. I need to work on the nutrition piece a little more now that I'm back in the habit. Track before I have an evening snack. I'm going to try to go without a night time snack. I can do this, it worked before when I lost 60lbs.

Exercise: I am adding variety to my workouts. I signed up at a new gym that has many types of classes. This is overwhelming at times because I almost have too many choices! I do enjoy spin class though. I need to get into more of a schedule/routine because I want to improve on my running and I'm not doing it enough, only once or twice a week. I really need to run 3 days.

Reviewing the above I think I need to set aside an hour or so to plan my week's food/exercise. It will be worth it.
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    Positive thinking is my major downfall too. I'm constantly comparing myself to others and yet I know that it does NO good to do that. Sounds like you have a great plan and that's important!
    2107 days ago
    You might try tracking your food before you eat it. I make my breakfast and lunch the night before and track them before I go to bed. It's done, and because it is done, I feel like I HAVE to eat what I have tracked. It tends to keep me honest.

    Good Luck!
    2107 days ago
    I need to work on the exercise and positive thinking too.

    Good luck!
    2107 days ago
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