The Simple Diet Journal #23 -- Don't Mess
Friday, May 18, 2012
I decided to title my blog today with a quote from NDHuntress. In April, she wrote that she didn't want to mess with success. I have heard that phrase -- Don't Mess with Success -- in my head scores of times and it has been so helpful to keep me focused, and to keep me moving ahead. Thank you, Huntress!
I don't know about you, but sometimes I see a different diet plan discussed in a magazine and I wonder -- hmmm, should I go more low carb or try x, y, or z? And not that any of those aren't great -- but why should I do that now when The Simple Diet has been working so well for me? Then I hear Huntress's words -- Don't Mess with Success -- and I shake my head in affirmation and stick with being simple -- and I feel so great.
Now, not that I needed more confirmation as to whether the Simple Diet works for me -- but, I have experienced a new aspect that reaffirms how well suited this diet is for me -- for my temperament and for my lifestyle.
Had a 4 day trip away last weekend and, for the first time in 15 weeks, I had to eat off my typical daily plan. I decided to shoot for staying within calorie range -- c. 11-1200 cals, eat 5 fruits and veggies, drink 8+ glasses of liquids, and workout daily.
Sitting down at the first restaurant, I remembered what SaraJean32 had written in April about transferring her entrees onto plates so that she would learn how to eyeball portion sizes. At every restaurant, I tried to picture how much would realistically be typical of my entrees at home -- and I was thankful for that idea from a month back. Thank you, SaraJean32!
Other aspects that helped keep me focused were: 1) thinking about all of you -- the various Spark Friends and all you've written about over the past few months -- Thank you, dear Spark friends!; and, 2) my commitment to the BLChallenge #19. Being part of the Ranger team and wanting to give it all I have went with me on the train and throughout the entire time during my 4 days in the city. Thank you, Rangers!
Anyway -- got back home and immediately went back on plan. It actually was effortless -- and it was so good for me to experience this aspect of the Simple Diet first hand. It makes me feel less scared of rocking it once I reach the maintenance phase -- and that's really encouraging and freeing!
Smiles for you . . .
Peace, Health, and Living Fully No Matter What!