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Nothing dramatic


Sunday, March 17, 2013

Just completed Week #3 of my 28-day self challenge to limit evening eating to only planned snacks....and I committed to checking in on my progress once a week, so here I am!

Week #1 was super, week #2 not so super (both already blogged), and now week #3 is done. It was, well, not bad... actually pretty good! "Pretty good" is brand new territory for this person formerly known as Miss All or Nothing, and that's amazing all by itself.
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So, this week I find I'm actually satisfied with my efforts, though they weren't perfect, and I have the added encouragement of proving to myself that this is honestly doable. I was afraid that the evening eating was something that was somehow outside of my control (without unsustainable Herculean effort), and that it would frustrate my best efforts to get healthier. Instead, it turns out it really has been just a bad habit, and I figure I can make progress toward unlearning a bad habit, one day at a time. I quit drinking that way (i.e. one day at a time) almost thirty years ago, so I figure I can make better food choices that way, too.

All in all, nothing spectacular, nothing dramatic in either a good or a bad way, just "pretty good," but that's wonderful and I'm tickled! Thanks everyone for all your kind support. You guys are spectacular!

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SLIMLILA 3/29/2013 6:27PM

    Hey, checking it to say Hi.

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KENWANNE2013 3/18/2013 5:10PM

    emoticon Looking forward to hearing about week 4. You're doing brilliantly. This really ties in with what you said on my blog about 'doing because that's what you do', thank you for that.

Thank you for being such an inspiration and great friend. xx

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1BEACHWALKER 3/18/2013 12:39AM

    emoticon You are making it work and that is really great! It takes time to reverse bad habits, but gets easier as time goes on! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SISSIE21 3/18/2013 12:21AM

    'Pretty good' is pretty fantastic! Think back to when you were snacking almost every evening. You are truly getting this habit under control. I'm impressed as it is one of the hardest ones to beat when changing our eating habits. Now on to week 4. You can do this!!!
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AWESOMECHELZ 3/17/2013 10:04PM

    That's really the key - to find the middle as we progress through our goals here in SP. In the past, whenever I messed up in the morning, let's say, I would just give up and not keep trying the rest of the day. Your blog shows how you are finding that wonderful middle ground. emoticon I don't do the middle ground all the time but recognized, at least, when I don't. I hope you have a wonderful week! emoticon Chelsea

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MATTEROFHEART 3/17/2013 8:26PM

    I think the biggest difference for me this time around is that I got rid of my "all or nothing" frame of mind. I didn't really even realize I was doing it, but looking back that is where all of my healthy eating plans went haywire. I would eat something that wasn't on the plan, and then decide to go ahead and have something else since I already blew it for the day! What faulty thinking! Now, like you, I have learned that I don't have to give up just because I made a mistake! It is so liberating to forgive myself and move on! I am so proud of you for having a "pretty good" week! I would definitely count that as a success!!! Yay, Gail!!!
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GGCHET 3/17/2013 7:41PM

    Excellent! I definitely find having a plan makes it happen.
I so look forward to my nightly treats. Tonite frozen yogurt scoop w/my Walden Farms Caramel sauce (0 cals & fabulous!!!) emoticon emoticon

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MARTYLYNN1 3/17/2013 7:09PM

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BUTTERFIYEMERGE 3/17/2013 6:14PM

    You're doing a great job, Gail. Keep working ... one day at a time. It's a tough habit to break, but we can do it. emoticon

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MSHEL7 3/17/2013 5:47PM

    Way to go, I am an all or nothing person too, blogged about it early on. Right now I am committed to not doing all cleaning for Easter or all exercise. I am doing a little of both everyday and hope that I don't get all crazy with either. I think you are doing great. Some days I keep a snack for evening, if I know I am in a snacking mood, then I eat it or if I am doing really good it is kept for the next time I feel snacky. Keep moving forward. emoticon

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ANNIE924 3/17/2013 5:46PM

    Sounds to me like you are doing great. One of my goals this week is also not to eat outside of my planned meals and snacks.

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NANCIER 3/17/2013 5:44PM

    emoticon Here's to week 4.

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LOOKINGUP2012 3/17/2013 5:25PM

    emoticon I tip my green smoothie to you! emoticon

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