How I know
Friday, August 23, 2013
There are several reasons I know things are going well. For starters, I have not used slip-ups as an excuse to stop doing what I know is good for me. Last weekend I took a mini-vacation with two girlfriends. We went to a small town where there were very limited food options (at least that was my excuse). On two of the four days I didn't have as many opportunities for exercise, as we spent most of the day in the car. So much for good habits! However, on Monday I got right back in the swing of things. It was my birthday, and I was still able to stay within my allotted calorie total for the day. I filled myself up with great company instead of cake, and I didn't even miss the cake! Today at work I was able to indulge in an unplanned donut, and when I went out for drinks with co-workers I was content with a diet coke and a single serving of peanuts. I stayed within my allotted calorie content even with all of that, and I didn't feel deprived.
Another way I know I'm on the right track...when I indulged last weekend I gained two pounds. It's already back off, I think mainly due to getting back to drinking water and exercising, and I'm on my way to losing another pound. I'm seeing it go in increments.
I think that not feeling deprived is another indicator that things are working for me this time. I have not felt like I have been severely restricted. If I had, I would have rebelled. I would have gone on a binge and not gone back to the healthy eating and exercise plan for months. I'm sticking with it!
Motivation? It's still with me. It's been great to see the changes in my life, and I want to keep on the path to health.
How do you know that you are on the right track?