Tuesday, September 18, 2012
It's been a good week so far. I ate in range Sunday and Monday. Today, I exceeded my calorie range slightly (by less than 100 calories) but I still ended up with a deficit due to getting some exercise. So that's good.
I have been approaching these past few days a little differently. Before, I kept trying daily to have a "good day" and then, when life happened, and I was faced with a disappointment or discouragement, it became really hard to push through and stick with my plan...because I already felt like my "plan" was foiled...because my plan was to have a good day and it wasn't happening.
So, the past few days, I have been planning to face my challenges that were going to come along (yes...there would be challenges...I quit kidding myself) and stick to my plan and eat in range and get some exercise. So, that's what I've been doing. And I've seen the scale dropping...hurray.
It's funny how just making this small adjustment in my thinking has made SUCH a difference. I am facing the day more relaxed and ready...rather than on edge and guarded. And, for some reason, life has been cooperating with me! I'll take it.
I have a vacation coming up so I have been working really hard at work to get ahead so my co-workers can handle my load while I'm gone with a minimal of problems. It's going really well and I'm really encouraged with my work-ahead plan.
I really want to get through this vacation without gaining. I've never been able to do that before. So, I've been thinking about that a lot and trying to prepare myself mentally for an improbable victory. It could happen!
Hope you all are having a great week! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on!