Okay. I can't remember how many times I have restarted at this, but what is once more???
It is better to dust off my notes and my plans and try again than to continue the downward spiral.
My two goals for the rest of this week (now to my birthday)...
Lots and lots of water...
Live sugar-free, no added sugar, white or brown sugar.
Redirect to foods that have actual energy and can actually spoil.
Candy bars can't spoil (e.g. they can't grow mold on them, but they can get "stale"). Makes me realize that to digest candy bars it saps the energy from me rather than provides energy. Hmmm...
Okay. Both of these are two things that I have done before...I can do this. I can set up some small successes!!
Okay - what is going to happen over the next week that I need to plan for that could derail me???
Dinner at my in-laws with all sorts of sweetness....hmm, focus on the super and drink water or bring some tea and a piece of fruit for desert.
Visit with my dad for the weekend...focus on tea and fruit. Bring some carrots and raw nuts too (to avoid the salt). Focus on the main meals. Bring snacks for the trip to avoid candy bar stops.
Wait, what about
One thing at a time. If you can fit in 30 minutes a day of some form of exercise, then do it. But focus on the water and getting the sugar out of your system first.
What have I learned about myself over the past several attempts...I do good at what I want for myself, but then fall off the wagon. Usually due to stress, work, not putting myself first.
In all of those attempts, I usually loose consistency when I am dehydrated and overtired. I get overtired and my body gets stressed when I eat too much junk...I don't sleep well and have awful dreams.
I'm turning 40 soon. I remember hearing someone say that life begins at 40. Hmmm....I think I have a lot left to do. I know I am not ready to throw in the towel and I want to be healthy and active long into my later years. 111 here I come!!!
Thank you SparkPeople for always being here for me to come back to. I appreciate the fact that you don't judge. You just are there whenever I am ready to pick up the pieces and give it a try again.