Post-It notes work!!!
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
If you don't own any Post-it notes or can't steal any from work, get up off your toosh and go to the store and grab some now. Those little pieces of paper saved my week! Last Thursday, a young lady who had lost 125 lbs told me to write down my goal on notecards or sticky pads and post it somewhere that I would be forced to face my goal often. So I wrote 219.8 on a Post-it in big, bold numbers along with "3,000 CALORIES TO BURN TODAY" and I hung them around my cube at work and right on the dash of my car. I repeated those goals in my head everytime I saw those pieces of paper. Seeing those goals and positively affirming those goals to myself often, affected the choices I made throughout the week. As I headed to my Weight Watchers meeting today, I repeated to myself "219.8 . . .219.8" Then it was time to weigh in. I felt confident
. I took off my shoes and jacket and stepped on the scale. Before I could center myself on the
I see 219.8. I shriek, "Wait!" because I wanted to make sure it was a true reading and I wasn't CREATING the number I wanted. I readjusted and got centered and what did the scale say? 219.6!!!!!!
I actually got LOWER than my goal. I was so excited I nearly did a back-flip. All of those gems of wisdom that were given to me throughout last week along with seeing that number and reminding myself to burn those calories made all the difference. And ironically, I didn't do much working out at all! I just made extra movements all day and stayed busy. This week my goal is 217.9 which is a loss of 1.7 pounds. I will need to burn those 3,000 calories each day and I will need to stay hydrated. I also have a goal of walking/running a total of 15 miles by next weigh-in. I have also made a new Post-It that I will hang in my car and on my fridge. It reads:
CHOICES: You have one.