ALMSTPERFECT's SparkPeople Blog ALMSTPERFECT's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community I missed the target, but didn't blow it completely While today is a day where chocolate and indulgences are common, I indulged a bit and had an egg roll with dinner. I went over my target goals for the day but not by as huge of a margin as I could have. I planned what I was going to eat ahead of time (on a full stomach) and asked myself if this was something that I really wanted to do today. I find this approach helpful. I was able to indulge in food and treats that I enjoy but I didn't go overboard because I was in control. What a great... Thu, 14 Feb 2013 21:49:07 EST Small Successes The weekend has passed and I stayed within my nutrition goals! I managed not to splurge and then feel the guilt and frustration that comes along with overeating. While my calories in/out differential wasn't huge, I managed to stay in the negative!! Yay for small successes! Sun, 10 Feb 2013 21:09:35 EST 1st Week is almost complete The first week of my new fitness routine is almost over. The good news is that instead of dreading the idea of hitting the gym tomorrow I am looking forward to it. I look forward to feeling great and the pride I have felt as I pack up my belongings and leave the gym. The bad news is that I also feel like I have been here before. I have been on the road to a healthy lifestyle before but become complacent somewhere along the way and slowly fell back on bad habits. I am really hoping that t... Thu, 7 Feb 2013 20:41:15 EST Time for a new start I've been a member for a few month now, but this week is when I realized that I need to make a change and it needs to happen now. I don't do well with a flexible schedule. I need structure and consistency, otherwise I will try and put off what should be done today until another day, and that almost always results in that thing never getting done. This is most true when it comes to my health and fitness. <BR> So, having made this realization I have decided that I need to be consistent. F... Wed, 6 Feb 2013 16:53:22 EST