It's a mental journey as well as physical
Friday, December 14, 2012
Something that upsets my program is dispair. I feel like I'm making so many good choices and yet the scales don't move, I then get a bit blue. When I'm blue over lack of progress, I find myself not tracking, eating more non-Spark foods, skimping on water, drinking sugar-free soda and wine. I also sit in my chair too long. When you lapse a day or two, it's sometimes hard to get back to the optimal focus. I've been back and to with Spark since 2009 so I know about losing focus!
This Sunday and Monday I decided to carefully track my foods and I think that's when I felt progress!
My take-away message is that we need to stay focused even when you get frustrated. Something we can do is just go back to the basics of the program: tracking, drinking water, consuming vegetables and fruit. When we do this, we can get our weightloss re-booted again. I bet those of us who are having trouble losing weight, we are also not faithfully tracking.
I'm listening to the Spark Radio for the first time. The narrators are so positive and perky! Not sure they are my exact cup of tea. Nevertheless, I need daily motivation, and information helps me. As some of you know, I like to read books on the subject of obesity and weightloss. I'm trying to read Jorge Cruise's book The Three-Hour Diet. I always feel like he'e more of an entrepreneur than a real weightloss guru.
Are you listening to Spark Radio at all? Thoughts anyone?