Time for Brutal Honesty
Saturday, August 06, 2011
To borrow a phrase from one of my SP Team Members it is “TIME TO GET BRUTALLY HONEST”. I have had another bout with emotional eating and have not done so well over the past 4-6 weeks. I had a few bad weeks that I let get to me and I shouldn’t have. I gained about 8 pounds in a month. I could use those bad weeks as excuses to not do what I needed to do, but I won’t because that we give me the O.K. to do it again. And that I will not do. So I will just say I did not get it done, NO EXCUSES!!!!!!!! When I first started this journey 4 years ago, it was actually easy for me. The weight fell off like crazy. I lost about 65 pounds in about 7 months. Then I let life get to me. I let “LIFE GET IN THE WAY OF MY LIFE”. Other than the 8-10 pounds I have been fighting with, I have done OK keeping the bulk of my weight loss off. My Dr is really pleased with that. He says for a person with my medical issues I have done well. But I will not use my medical issues as an excuse either. I know I can do this. I used a chart one other time and it worked while I used it. So I have made another one. I track all Cardio and Strength Training. I also track my weight loss. I have a BEFORE picture because I DO NOT WANT TO GO BACK THERE. For me if I see what I do on a daily basis, it motivates me to do more. I track my meals and exercise here, but the thing is I do not see all of it at once on the same page. I see the accumulated minutes, but that is not enough for me. I need to see what I have done every day, on a daily basis compared to what I have done for the day before, or the week before. So I track them a month at a time and my weight is a longer tracking period so I will see it from beginning to end all the time, not just month to month. I have also put rewards for myself as I make progress. Like for 5 pounds lost I will make “Me Time”, 10 pounds will be a new outfit and so on.
So once again TODAY IS THE FIRST DAY OF THE REST OF MY LIFE, no regrets for yesterday and tomorrow will is always be a new beginning. It is BACK TO BASICS for me.