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A slow loser's testimony: If you fail to plan, you plan to fail

Thursday, June 21, 2012

I weighed in today and noticed that I only lost 1kg for an entire month. I was a little set back at first. And then I took some time to reflect on the weight loss. The entire month, my eating habits have improved so much. My taste buds have changed. My food preferences have changed.

I can actually boil a pot of veggies and eat the whole thing for dinner with some protein on the side. I used to think that veggies really suck and I've actually learnt to cook them in some interesting ways that now I actually like to eat them.

My sister went to disneyland a month ago and came back with some butter cookies. A few tins of butter cookies actually. I put them on the shelf and totally forgot about them until my maid took them out and asked what I wanted to do with them. They were actually collecting dust. Since I was going to fetch my daughter from school when she asked me, I decided to give them away to her teachers. They were happy to get a gift and I was happy that I've passed them on instead of gobbling them down.

Biscuits used to sit on the shelf and call my name. After learning about the horrendous amount of calories they contain coupled with the lousy nutrition they offer, they don't call my name anymore. I enjoy waking up and planning my meals with healthy food. I enjoy cooking! Even if the food is so wierd to anyone else (like boiled mushrooms with cheese!) as long as they fit into my menu, I have them anyway.

I'm really enjoying eating real foods like grapes, watermelon, mushrooms, mangoes, caulifowers, shrimp, fish, chicken... you get it. The fake junk don't even come close. That being said, it's not as if I never touch a biscuit or have an ice cream. If I feel like it, I work it into my plan.

The saying "If you fail to plan, you plan to fail" seems to be true, especially for a calorie counter like me. I'm enjoying the process of slowly losing my weight, because I'm such a slow loser. I think I should go and join the team slowest loser. It looks like I would fit right in.
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  • ROCKMAN6797
    It can be a slow process but you will see results. Keep up the great work and stick to the plan!

    1948 days ago
  • *MADHU*
    You are doing emoticon emoticon
    1950 days ago
    Planning really is essential. Thanks for the post.
    1950 days ago
    It can be difficult to barely see the scales move, but it's sooo good to see them moving down. In my 20's I could actually lose 20 lb/mo., but it wasn't good for me and it didn't stay gone. I've lived long enough to have tried most ot the "wrong" ways to try to lose weight, and I don't want to do that any more. I want the lost weight to stand for something--like a new and healthy lifestyle change. I can't mess around with the yo-yoing, up-down of cyclical weight control. I just want to do it this last time, the right way!!
    Don't lose heart! You see the positive changes in your behavior--they are the new (changed) you!! Celebrate!!

    Kathy emoticon
    1950 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/21/2012 8:57:41 AM
    1950 days ago
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