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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.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KANOE10 7/10/2013 10:00AM

    You are doing a great job of staying on track during your vacation! Keep those healthy thoughts and you will stay on track. That was a great pep talk for me as I am traveling tomorrow!


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KALIGIRL 7/10/2013 8:29AM

    Excellent notes!

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KAYYVAUGHN 7/10/2013 7:03AM

    You will be a success story with all your will power. emoticon

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    Ah, success!

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    You know exactly what to do. Good luck with your plan!!

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WATERMELLEN 7/9/2013 9:16PM

    What a super pep talk: thanks for letting me listen in!!

You're doing absolutely great . . . and the most important part of a vacation is never the eating, right??

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FISHINGLADY66 7/9/2013 9:13PM


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CARRAND 7/9/2013 7:05PM


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CATLADY52 7/9/2013 5:19PM

    emoticon Thanks for the encouragement (although it was for yourself). Everything said needs reinforcement at times. emoticon

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IMPROVINGME 7/9/2013 1:37PM

    I've been catching up with reading your recent blogs. You're doing a great job building those willpower muscles and staying in control.
Good work! Keep it up and keep that weight going down!


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PMFISH 7/9/2013 11:49AM

    Very true! Thanks for the reminder. emoticon emoticon

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VINGRAM 7/9/2013 11:43AM

    Congrats on the loss! emoticon emoticon

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LGAR519 7/9/2013 11:13AM

    Great advice!

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VALERIEMAHA 7/9/2013 10:56AM

    Useful all!

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BARB4HEALTH 7/9/2013 10:54AM

    emoticon Good self talk. Thanks for letting us listen in! emoticon

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BUSYGRANNY5 7/9/2013 10:00AM

    Congratulations on your loss!! emoticon

Great advice to yourself... and others as well... I would add... be kind to yourself when you have a slip up and you will... we all do... don't give up... just get right back on track!!!!

Have a wonderful day!!

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