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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Yeah me, I've finally been able to stick to my eating plan for longer than a day! lol emoticon
I've been doing a lot of thinking lately about why I've been battling this weight thing all of my life. I can't remember ever being at my goal weight. Even when I was a kid! emoticon The reason I've finally come up with is that every time I try to lose weight the whole "It's a lifestyle not a diet" mentality went in one ear and out the other. No surprise considering there's nothing in the middle to stop it! lol emoticon

Now that I've finally accepted that I'll always have to watch what I eat...all my life...I don't worry so much about an occasional slip. I used to let an "off" day provide me with a good excuse to go "hog wild" and eat everything that wasn't nailed down! emoticon

Soooo.... since I changed my mindset it's been easier.

What I've started doing is:

Of course, counting every morsel that I consume...even if it's not in the plan for the day because..."life happens" right?

Make myself sit down, away from the computer, and focus on what I'm eating, rather than shoveling it down between articles about nutrition and healthy eating! emoticon

Make sure that I take at least 20 minutes to eat. It really has helped.

And finally, I'm drinking the water I'm supposed to be drinking.

Funny...isn't this some of the same advice I've been reading for years? emoticon maybe I'm just a little slow! lol

Anyway, gotta get back to work, so here's hoping everyone has a great Sparky Day!!!!

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    I'm really happy for your paradigm shift.. looking at this as a healthier lifestyle change, not a diet was instrumental for me too. You can do this Jane.. stay strong, believe in you, be committed & it WILL be done!
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    2666 days ago
    Yes, I like your attitude. I know it's easier to beat ourselves up over things....what I found out is that sometimes we place things upon us that God never meant for us. So, I have to rethink what I have learned and take it to Him.
    2669 days ago
  • LESLIES537
    Cute blog! I can totally relate!

    It's so great to hear that you're back on track! (Even if it was just for a day! lol) emoticon

    Keep up the great work!

    2676 days ago
  • THOMS1
    emoticon now that you have realized it's a life long journey to healthy living and not a diet. Good luck, don't be so hard on yourself and take it just one day at a time. emoticon
    2676 days ago
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