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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.

Today's goals:
- 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!
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    Let me start this out by saying I have been in your shoes before with the impatience of weight loss. I still catch myself doing it often and I have to put myself back in check. Every time I have tried to lose weight quickly, even if I was successful, it was only a very short period. I would start thinking oh I can eat that, or I can skip my workout today. This time around I am allowing myself to eat whatever food I want, but try to keep it reasonable. I made a goal for consistency, rather then hit the gym x times a week. Though I am exercising at least 5 times a week, I am not writing it in stone because I know myself. If something should happen and I couldn't workout that day (before) I would get upset and eat for comfort. It is wonderful to be motivated, but just make sure you don't go overboard in trying to just a go go go to get the weight off quicker. You'll end up burning yourself out (like I did) and when you don't get those results your looking for in your ideal amount of time, it can really get you down. You may not have been able to make it a lifestyle because your going full force with it. If you start slower and build yourself into a routine for everyday life little by little, you will see the biggest changes. Not just in your weight and the way you look and feel, but also in the way your able to make healthy choices with ease. If you ever need someone to talk to feel free to email or stop by my page. Stay strong!!!!! emoticon
    1590 days ago
    It's always nice when someone notices we are losing weight! It sounds like you are doing great!
    1590 days ago
    I've often recommended FlyLady to people (especially moms with little ones!) because she teaches us people who don't like routines and habits to finally get with the routine! If you're interested:

    1590 days ago
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