Brush yourself off and start again and again and again.
Sunday, September 02, 2012
I am really surprised how much easier it is getting to be for me to be motivated each day to track my food and exercise since I now have done it every day for the whole month of August and now into September. When I tried once before to be sure to track everything I ate and to exercise every day, I would do well for a day or two and then I would tell myself that I really didn't feel like exercising because I was tired or I didn't have the time. With that attitude, I gained 10 pounds and I really got disgusted with myself and felt like a failure. The same thing happened with tracking my food. I would track my breakfast and lunch and stay within my goals but when dinner time came: WATCH OUT!! I'M COMING THROUGH TO THE FEAST!! LET THE GRAZING BEGIN!! My whole day of being good just went down the tubes and so didn't my focus. Now, I could of let this go on and just given up but I decided it is worth all the effort and trials and errors for me to reach my goal weight. Now whenever I am tempted to go off track I say to myself, "Self, is that one moment of overeating or eating something not on your plan worth it?" This makes me look for something that will take care of the craving and not jeopardize my food plan. It isn't easy but it sure is well worth it and so isn't the daily exercising. I know I can do this and I know I will succeed!!