Thoughts about habits & dieting and today's goals
Monday, October 14, 2013
Things don't happen as quickly as I'd like. I'm impatient and I am not a habit former- this works well in terms of negative things since I would never remember to have a glass of wine or anything else, on night 2. It's hard to believe, but my husband can vouch for this, and it's a lot of the reason why I do this stupid yo yo dieting.
Maybe, because I feel like I'm part of something on SparkPeople I'll stay here and keep posting, even after I've lost the weight I want to lose?
Some random thoughts, I just read that:
It takes 21-30 days of abstinence (in my case junk food) to lose a habit.
It takes 30 days to create a new habit (I've done it, but I also drink coffee for 30 days straight, then forget or decide I want tea - it's just me)
My close friend noticed that I look thinner, FINALLY - she is the first person who has noticed. I am not weighing, but my clothes fit better and I'm guessing I lost around 15 pounds, based on the calorie deficit per day, since I am really careful about what and how much I eat (except on my birthday last week, although even that, I didn't eat all the goodies my mom bought me), and I am excercising 7 days a week.
I am resisting the urge to shop for clothes, because I know I'll be disappointed. I love to shop, but want to wait until I am happier with my mid-section, because it's all I see when I try on clothes. My eyes are just stuck there.
- Work out on the elliptical for 30 minutes
- Clean all 3 bathrooms, including tubs & showers
- Clean out at least 1 dresser in my youngest daughter's room to make room for the 3T clothes she is growing into
- Order my groceries for today, since the grocery store has a freebie on using their Shop from Home program and today is the final day to get it
Complicating this is my older daughter's half day from school for Columbus Day, so I'll be retrieving her early, and she will be underfoot for more of the day.
Have a great day everyone. I'll check in with my progress on todays' goals later!