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Reflections on my 90-day commitment to this calorie limit


Thursday, January 30, 2014

This commitment that I have made - to stay within my calorie range for 90 days is helping me to learn more about myself and losing weight.

There have been a number of times in the past week when I would have overeaten if it had not been for this commitment:
--I would have had a bowl of chips to nibble on in the evening.
--I would have joined my husband in snacking on ice cream -- again in the evening.

Instead, I ate nothing.

The past couple of nights were troublesome for me, and left me feeling tired and dragging during yesterday and today. In the past, I would have made up for that tired feeling by eating more food.
I didn't do that because of this commitment.

I also felt a little lightheaded at one point today, and had some concerns about what was going on. For sure, in the past, I would have eaten something to 'fix' that lightheadedness.

Today, instead, I did not abandon my calorie counting. Rather, I decided to sit down and have a glass of water and a cup of tea. I reminded myself that I had eaten a very good breakfast - and more food was not required. I calmed myself, and in a short time, the feeling passed.

This commitment is not the BIG ENORMOUS HUGE TASK that I anticipated it would be.
It is merely staying in the limits each day. No excuses, no reasons are enough to deviate from the day's goal. Those little deviations are what caused my past failures at losing weight. Instead of making an excuse (Siebold would tell me NO EXCUSES!!) I simply do what I planned to do. And it is as simple as that.

In the past three weeks, my scale has gone down consistently -- all because I did not allow myself any reason to exceed the calorie limit on any day -- no matter what!

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JUST_TRI_IT 1/31/2014 10:00PM

    Superb!! It is amazing how the "switch" can get turned on to "COMMITMENT". emoticon

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CARRAND 1/31/2014 9:37PM

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BOOKAPHILE 1/31/2014 9:16PM

    I can envision Steve enthusiastically telling you "I KNEW you could do it! You're one of the mentally tough!"
Congratulations on sticking with your plan in spite of temptations and fears. You're off to a great start to the rest of your life.

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CATLADY52 1/31/2014 5:33PM

    emoticon Sounds great! emoticon

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FISHINGLADY66 1/31/2014 3:47PM

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MORTICIAADDAMS 1/31/2014 1:54PM

    Good job!!

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PHOENIX1949 1/31/2014 9:48AM

    Yes, diets do work. With our 90-day commitments, we are proving this to ourselves. Enjoyed reading this for reinforcement.

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KALIGIRL 1/31/2014 9:16AM

    Here's to daily limits - emoticon on your emoticon success!

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WORDLILY 1/31/2014 8:39AM

    Great work!

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KANOE10 1/31/2014 8:17AM

    That is a great accomplishment. You have shown strength and have stayed on track..with no excuses.
Your commitment is impressive and inspiring. Plus it is working. Your scale is going down.

I use tea also when I am hungry.

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NELLJONES 1/31/2014 8:02AM

    There are a million "reasons" to go over your limit, and only one to stay On Plan. One Day At A Time you will be very happy as those days go by.

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DAISY443 1/31/2014 7:23AM

    I admire your commitment and the lessons you are learning!A great example for us to follow!

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ONEKIDSMOM 1/31/2014 6:38AM

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LADYRH 1/31/2014 5:35AM

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FIFIFRIZZLE 1/31/2014 2:58AM

    This sounds wonderful. So simple just to keep your commitment. You get to just ignore thoughts of deviating. And the weight falls off!
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SANDISOCAROLINA 1/31/2014 12:15AM

    Beautiful progress! Wonderful! emoticon Love that it needs not be a white knuckle situation.

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