Sunday, January 20, 2013
Small Fluctuations in body weight are normal and expected. Many times we get frustrated because of these fluctuations. "The idea of maintaining a lean body isnít to be perfect every single day of the year and have your ideal bodyfat % every single day. Itís really about having smaller swings in weight and bodyfat. Instead of going up and down 30-40lbs (or more) the idea is to pull that range down to maybe 5-10lbs (depending on how tall you are). You stay within a range of succes...
Your job is to find YOUR sweet spot and learn what works for you to stay within a few inches/pounds of it while still enjoying all of the food related celebrations that life has to offer." (LBC)
The above statement is so true. I am on a journey to LEARN HOW TO LIVE with Food and use it for FUEL and manage the amount and choices when I'm using it for something social or celebratory as the author says. Part of me wants to be crazy and do some crazy diet and lose the weight and then start being sensible. The other part of me knows from experience that crazy diets don't really work in the long run. This is about learning how to LIVE and BALANCE and MODERATION.
Yesterday was not my best day...Mexican restaurant out with friends. I ate a little too much and ended up having a bit of a fattening adult drink later but overall...I made improvements on my old habits.
How are you doing with your journey? What tips can you offer or what are your biggest challenges?