Day 146 - Do the Plateau, yo. (1200-0-300)
Monday, November 12, 2012
Welcome to Monday!
I feel so AMAZINGLY happy today - for no apparent reason.
You see, I spent what is likely to be the LAST beautiful weekend of the year (or ever, if you subscribe the the Mayan Apocalyptic Calendar) either a) at work or b) in a windowless room playing games with nerds or c) in front of a video game console. In my defense I a) had to go to work (boo); had already bought my ticket to the con (stupid Mother Nature); and c) waited until after dark to play Borderlands.
Still, I feel like I completely wasted the weekend.
Sad Panda is Sad.
Yet, here I am, optimistic and happy.
Oh, and did I mention that my scale decided it's number was 196.6 this morning?
Oh Flying Speghetti Monster - WTF?
I mean, I thought I had busted my plateau on a three day streak of sub 195 - yet, here I am. Again.
I know why.
I just hate it.
I decided to lapse. I had pizza for dinner (and breakfast!) and I went out to eat three times this weekend. And I didn't get on the exercise bike as I had planned to.
So, obviously, I know I did this to myself.
Though, I did get 245 minutes in so far!
I think that's probably the hardest part for those of us who struggle with food and weight - ultimately, our old habits are going to be there. Ultimately, we're still going to have to make the same choices for the rest of our lives.
Because Maintenance isn't about just being able to eat more. It's about being able to continue to keep up our level of activity as well as be conscious of what goes into our mouths. It's about avoiding relapse. It's about being dilligent.
Really, it's not so different from where I am right now (and where you likely are, too.) The alluring thing about diets (and why they fail) is that they're temporary. Eventually you have to leave Alice's Wonderland and go back to the place where your old rules just don't apply anymore. Where there are no rules. Where you have -freedom.-
So, guys, here are my accountability goals.
1. Back down to 1200. No excuses. I did it for three months. I was happy. I felt better. Time to get back there again.
2. Deny entry of the snacks into my house! I don't mean all snacks - if it grows from the ground it's welcome. I've yet to find a Whopper tree - should anyone find one, well then I'll just have to be amazed. "0"
3. 300 minutes. Come hell or high water.
I know the formula. (1200-0-300)
I'm thinking of posting the formula everywhere.
What's the most creative thing you guys do to remind yourselves to stay on track?