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Tapping into motivation

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

I have been having a great week and a half. I feel like I am back into the swing of making good choices, setting goals and reaching them and seeing progress on the scale (at least the right direction- lol). So now I am looking a head to this weekend and I am getting nervous. It looks like I will have adult social plans both Friday and Saturday night. I am worried about the wine. I know it sounds like I have a drinking problem- I don't. I just really like have a social glass of wine or two. The problem is that once I have had a couple of glasses my inhibitions have seem to have left me. Nothing crazy but I may tend to have more or just a little more and a little more until - What the bottle is almost gone- oh crap! Then the next day I feel terrible so I need to eat so I won't feel so yucky and there goes the vicious circle! So I am trying to tap into the motivation I had when I was so successful esp in 2011. That year I was able to have a couple of glasses of wine or even a few 55 calorie beers and be pretty satisfied. I had talked with my friends and we all came up with healthier snacks for when we got together and it worked really well. I would save a lot of my points for those times that we got together. I am trying to bring that girl back! I know I can do it. Friday night will be the easiest because I plan to go to 7 am zumba on Saturday and I don't want to be hurting for that class. I may not have any alcohol that night. Saturday night we are going out with friends and I am really going to try to stick to 2 drinks. I may not have any at dinner and just save it until after when we go back to someones house. Maybe I will talk with one of the girls and see if we can share a bottle. That seems to help. I need to tap into all of the reasons why this is so important. I do not want to give up. I feel like if I keep having some success and then blow it I am really going to feel like a failure and that is not a choice I want to make. I can do this, I know I can. It is really important to my health! This is where I have an issue though- because I think about my health and then I think "I can't gain all that weight back that I lost" and that gets into my head- gaining back what I have lost and I really think it is the law of attraction that when I think that - then that is what I attract- gaining back the weight I have lost. I need to keep this simple. I want to get to a normal weight for my health- period! I really need to remember what it is like to carry that extra 40 lbs like the bags of pellets we use for heat- I will feel so freaking amazing when that is gone- wouldn't it be so nice to be a good ways there by summer?! I need this- this is my gift to myself. Healthy eating and a little wine in moderation. I can do it!
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    You can totally do this. After you go, have fun with your friends, and control your calories you are going to feel SOOO good. Hang on to that feeling. It will get you far.
    1708 days ago
  • JASI27
    YOU CAN DO IT!! And don't let yourself believe anything else. Go in as a wine warrior and don't let the wine win! YOU WIN!!!! Change the way you talk to yourself about it. Make yourself have more control and it will be almost impossible to lose yourself in that bottle of wine. And imagine, just imagine, how accomplished you will feel when you walk away at the end of the night KNOWING it was you that WON. How proud and amazing it feels to be in control. YOU GOT THIS GIRL!!
    1709 days ago
    I find journalling helps me find motivation
    1709 days ago
  • CHEROKEE1946
    sounds good.
    1709 days ago
  • BIGDOG18
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