Tools of a Successful Week
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Down 1.4 since Sunday weigh-in
I used the Hunger Tool a lot this week. Not answering that inner alarm just because it goes off and I feel tummy-grumbling true hunger. It goes away, and the alarm will go off again later, but I don't have to stop what I'm doing just to answer its every beck and call.
I used Portion Control this week. I took carrots and hummus and apples and bananas for my work snacks. I avoided that *#&$ candy dish on the co-workers desk, and boy was I grateful when last Thursday I was overcome by stress and determinedly strutted by her desk with the objective of reaching in for a fistful of m&m's...and it was empty! Thank God!
I paid attention to my hunger levels this week, and I didn't use the tracker until the end of the evening and I knew I wasn't going to eat any more. This kept me from seeing that I had leftover calories within my range and eating to fill it up. Most days I was within my range, and only yesterday I went over by 300...and it was on purpose. After a stressful dental cleaning I confess I rewarded myself with a chocolate doughnut. It was the best doughnut I could find, and it was worth it. Can't remember the last time I ate one, but I will remember this one for a long time.
Afterwards I went to my weekly volunteering at a Therapeutic Riding Center and did some trotting and walking beside the horse, and burned it all off.
I also paid attention to my thoughts, and fed myself a good spiritual idea every morning to hold onto. During the day when I had a tough moment, I'd still myself, close my eyes, and refocus. I am determined that food and cravings are not going to hold power over me.
I also walked on the treadmill several times this week while watching a program.
My mind is finally in gear for success, and I'm not willing to settle for anything less.