Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Okay. So that's an exaggeration, but not by much.
Actually not an exaggeration at all.
I don't like Big Macs so I don't eat them.
But I do like cupcakes. And frozen yogurt.
And I find myself eating them, with the idea that I'm going to workout later. Or in the case of the frozen yogurt, walking a little over a mile total to get it. I'm not eating entire pizzas, or the entire dollar menu at Wendy's like I did back at 275 pounds. But still.
Well after reading the SP Article "Reasons you aren't losing weight" the whole, "you use exercise as an excuse to eat more" slapped me right in the face.
I'm not sure when my mindset changed. Those first 9-10 months with Spark People it was SO easy to just stick to the plan. I tracked everything, worked out frequently and kept my eyes on the prize.
Complacency is a monster, and when mixed with stress my mind starts to think "Maybe I should just be happy under 200 lbs."
Okay...yes, I'm happy I'm under 200 lbs. But I'm still 40-50 pounds heavier that I need to be. And while that cupcake won't kill me, and that frozen yogurt won't add 5 pounds, it is certainly a way to ensure I stay on this plateau of 193-197.
I'm glad that I've come this far. But I know I still want to improve myself.
So that starts by flipping some switch in my head and my heart to get back to my original SP mindset.
Anyone want to help me find my reset button? I know it's around here somewhere...