What Did I Do Right?
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
It's occurred to me recently that I tend to focus entirely too much on what DIDN'T go right in my weight loss journey on any given day.
I have what I refer to as my 'Pillars of Weight Loss Success'. These are the things that over the years, have helped me to lose weight in one way or another. They've been effective in the past, but I've never used them all at the same time -- until now. They include things like Attending Weight Watcher's meetings, watching inspirational weight loss videos/programs, counting my calories, Sparking, cutting off my eating by 6pm, etc.
Today I had logged all my calories, and I ended up going over at the end of the day with ice cream (which I shouldn't have had in the house, BTW). I hit almost all my 'Pillars of Weight Loss Success', but faltered in this one area. It was hindering my abililty to enjoy the successes I had had today.
So, I'm going to make it a point to remind myself regularly of what I'm doing right -- starting with the fact that I haven't missed a TaeBo workout for 54 days as of this morning. There have been so many non-scale victories since I began this leg of the journey on April 26th. It feels so much better to focus on what I have done and am doing right vs. where I've 'screwed up'. It leaves me in a much better position to keep my head up and work towards meeting as many goals as possible tomorrow...