Dont think about anything but today. Getting through today is the goal. Not if I will lose 5 pounds this month or if I will fit into that dress I love. Concentrating on staying within my calorie limit and my exercise today. I will worry about tomorrow when tomorrow comes.
I give myself a gold star at the end of the day when I accomplish my goals for the day.
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Results happen one day at a time...then again so do set backs. It's easy to put off to tomorrow (and put off, and put off, etc.). The best thing I have learned is if you think about it today...do it...and then you don't hedge your bets on tomorrow. Also...it's never too late to turn around a bad day. When guilt sets in over that huge ice cream sundae or 2nd (or 3rd) piece of pizza...don't mope about it...walk!
I have to think in terms of one day at a time. Just today, I'm going to have a glass of water instead of soda. That's one more glass than I had yesterday. Just today, I'm going to go for a walk. Then, tomorrow, I'll remember how good it felt to get out for ten minutes at lunch and walk and I'll have that glass of water again and it turns to habit- a healthy habit. I can't put a deadline on losing weight bc when I slip up even once or twice, I get disappointed and give up.
If you think just for today, tomorrow doesn't matter and neither does yesterday. Your schedule doesn't matter bc right now you have time to go for a ten minute walk or right now you have decided to have water instead of soda. That creates little boosts of confidence that can carry over.
I never understood how exactly to lose weight because I never had to before. Now that I learned what BMR is, how to count calories, how to count calories burned and do all the calculations it all makes sense.
I try and think of it as a game, lets see what number I come up with today for my calorie diff.
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