Thursday, October 04, 2012
Just Do It! Again!
October, 2012 ~
It's time to re-focus! I am 16 pounds above my goal.
I haven't been faithfully logging my food & exercise. Eating what I want in larger portions than I need.
I have gained this weight since January, 2012 and it's time to lose it once more!
I have been logging in each day, eating a healthy breakfast, exercising some days - but not consistently. Consistency is a KEY for me. I need to get and use that KEY again.
I had reached my SparkPeople weight loss goal on May 21, 2011. But, like I have done too many times in the past...I got sloppy, lazy, tired, bored, *(fill in any excuse) and gained some of the weight back. The good news, if there is good news - is that I didn't gain it all back. But it still tells me that I haven't been 'in this to win it' and paying the amount attention I need to be paying to maintain my weight. I've been 'asleep at the wheel.' It's time to wake up and get moving again.
It's been a stressful year...but life will always be stressful. I need to find ways to deal with the stresses that will always be a part of my life - WITHOUT reaching for food for comfort.
I also need to 'take it, a day at a time.' That has been the best way for me. Slow and steady. I just have to get my head back into this game and JUST DO IT!
My SparkFriend, ROSEWCI has a simple, but effective goal list that I have been implementing too:
"These are the KEYS"
1. Keep Tracking: Food and Exercise
2. Be Mindful while Eating
3. Stay in Calorie Range
4. Drink Water
Simple? Yes, but if done consistently over time will yield the results I am looking for:
Healthier food choices.
Regular, consistent exercise.
Just the right amount of fuel for my body each day to operate and lose weight at a healthy, steady pace.
Water to stay hydrated, healthy and happy.
These are great building blocks...that will help me re-create a solid foundation to move forward on being that healthier and happier me.
Oh, and while exercise helps with stress for me, I do need to add some other steps to help with stress. So I will explore that topic too.
"Slow and Steady" will get me to my goals.
I want to be healthy & happy not just for today, but for the rest of my life!
A long time goal of mine has been to find balance and moderation in ALL areas of my life. The adventure continues.
Thank you, SparkFriends for your encouragement and support!