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Keeping Myself Honest

Friday, February 08, 2013

I've come within a pound of my original Valentine's Day goal 5 times in the past two weeks, only to swing upwards and away. I don't record most of these weight jumps because I tend to be ashamed of myself; I only like recording when I lose. I've decided for at least the next few weeks I'm going to record my weight here every day, not because I want to obsess over the number, but because I want to keep myself honest with myself. It's much easier to lie to myself and say "That cookie won't hurt" or "I can eat that small piece of candy" if I'm the only one who knows I'm ticking back up instead of down.

I also feel bored with my current diet routine, so it's time to change things up. I updated all of my goals to change up what I'm doing each day. I'm also going to try eating "snacky" meals at 10, noon, and 2 instead of eating two snacks (at about 11 and 3).

I've had so much more consistent energy since I reduced the refined carbs and increased my protein, so I'm going to try a bean salad in my lunch this week, along with an apple for around 10 am and celery and peanut butter for a mid-afternoon boost. Hopefully changing up what I eat will help me get back on track!
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    Agreed on tracking both ups and downs. I used to wait until my weight got back to the low point before tracking again, but as a Sparkfriend pointed out, while i avoided the embarrassment (perceived, at least!) of recording the gain, I did not get the satisfaction of recording the loss. So one of my current goals is to track every Saturday. This recently caused me to record an all-time about motivation! Fortunately I am currently on my way back down...

    Have a happy weekend!

    1352 days ago
    Good Luck with the change!
    1352 days ago
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