DH and I stayed with my son mon and tues of this week to care for our DGD. They had a Halloween Party last weekend and had a plethora of leftovers. I knew if I tasted one bite I was doomed so the decision was made not to nibble on any of the sugary delights. To my surprise, it wasn't hard. I might not be so lucky next time.
Yesterday DH made himself a P&J sandwich. I love P&J sandwiches with a glass of milk. Without thinking and before I realized what I was doing I was in the kitchen preparing myself a sandwich. Fortunately I caught myself and decided to play at the computer and started this thread. Needless to say I forgot about wanting my sandwich. It was no big deal and I had fun.
There are exactly 9 week, 63 days, left this year. This is the time most people put on the weight. I always have to be different. I am going to lose 9 pounds! I am not sure yet how I am going to do it but I have just committed myself in writing. Now I just have to figure out a plan. I know I can stick with anything for a week or two but 63 days is foreign territory for me.
Anything worth doing is worth enjoying so this journey has to be fun. Instead of making excuses when I fall, I will get back up, dust myself off, fix the problem and continue enjoying the scenery. I will reflect each day and see how I can make the next day better. I will celebrate, laugh and dance each step of the way.
Today I will be vigilant about not snacking. I will keep track of the number of times I caught myself and how many calories I didn't indulge in. It is easier to keep the calories out of my mouth than it is to burn them off.
I will also keep track of the extra calories I burn intentionally. Eating at least 6 freggies is a also a good start.
Feel free to travel with me, offer suggestions and especially a lot of support.
Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance.
Even if we lose the race, we are still a winner (just a slow winner).
As long as you keep moving, you are still lapping those on the couch.
Do not take things personally as it is never about us.
Don't find fault, find a remedy.
"The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without changing our thinking."