A note to self after the scale went down
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Note to self:
Be happy that the scale is moving in the right direction here at the beach, but don't forget.....
you cannot loosen up on any of the thinking and behavior that made it happen.
You have been here before, and in the past, a loss on the scale has sometimes resulted in a sense of satisfaction and slippage on the very strategies that caused the loss in the first place.
Don't get lazy. Remember the past pitfalls of being Cocky-Locky!!
Today, tomorrow, the next day, and so on, you need to:
~Track everything you eat, and stay within the calorie range.
~Walk an hour at least 5 times a week.
~Try to fit it in even more physical activities during the day: swimming, kayaking, hiking.
~Continue to find ways to enjoy all the delicious food in the house without going over the calorie limits.
~Keep your mind stimulated: reading, writing, playing games, planning classes for the upcoming semester.
~Log onto Spark People every day.
Continue to receive the benefits of belonging to a supportive community of people who are all working toward goals similar to your own.
Write blogs reflecting on any issues or problems that come up, and exchange ideas with others who have faced those same issues.
The most important thing to remember is to STAY IN CONTROL.
Do NOT give yourself up to the thinking that goes like this, "I am at the beach. This is the season for letting go of everything else and just lying in the sun, eating and drinking, and relaxing."
You can let go, lie in the sun, eat and drink and relax -- all within the structure of the list above.
Now enjoy your day.