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Day 11 - Think Slim

Friday, January 11, 2013

Yesterday was GREAT. I ate at the low end of my calories with lots of fruits and veggies. I drank my water. I rejected the urge to go to bed early and instead got on the treadmill for an hour.

I recently read an article about 5 ways to think and act like a slim person. The first tip was to Think Slim. The article said: “People who are overweight tend to imagine how food is going to taste and feel as they eat. In contrast, people who naturally ‘eat slim’ tend to imagine how that pie or cake will feel heavy in their stomachs for so long after they’ve eaten it. Jumping from a great height might feel fun whilst it lasts, but the consequences that come after we hit the ground are what we consider when deciding not to do it.”

So the whole image about not jumping off a cliff really struck me. I’m smart enough not to jump off a cliff to enjoy the free fall down for a few seconds just to end up dead when I crash. So why am I not smart enough to exercise and eat healthy to avoid ending up dead when I crash my body? For now, that’s a good visual and a though to ponder.

In the mean time, planning ahead seems to be the key for me. Snacks, meals, exercise. Making it ahead is working.

Health Progress MTD
1. Eat within calories (streak 4 days; 8 of 10 days this month)
2. Cardio (streak 15 days; 10 of 10 days this month)
3. Drink water (streak 1 days; 4 of 10 days this month)
4. Wear pedometer and track steps (streak 70 days; 10 of 10 days this month)

Three happy things:
1. I ROCKED today. It felt great.
2. Subway chopped salads – yum.
3. All of my son’s Christmas thank you notes are done. Good manners are priceless and so it patience with a kid who’s still learning handwriting skills.
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    That is a good way to look at it. I think both responses are as a survival instinct. It would come in handy in the wild, but not in our current society unfortunately. It's up to us to keep us from acting on instincts to overeat, unlike other animals thankfully we can rationalize such things. People who eat healthier are better able resist and rationalize the consequences of eating unhealthy. Can't wait to be that type of person. :p

    Really enjoyed this blog. Thank you for sharing!
    1929 days ago
    Sounds like yo uare doing great. I will have to try the Think Slim exercise.
    1929 days ago
  • MARIANNE9855
    I never thought of eating that way- visualizing how I would feel afterwards- great tip. I will try to do that.
    1929 days ago
  • KITT52
    sounds like a great day and good plan

    don't get me started on kids and writing....OMG....

    R>thinking thin today....and everyday...
    1929 days ago
    Thank you for sharing your inspiring thoughts! Nice job on your awesome day! And from mom to mom: Thank you notes for Christmas... what a great idea!
    1929 days ago
  • AMYJEAN911
    Way to go on your awesome day!! And kudos on the thank you cards.

    1929 days ago
    Keep Sparkin'!!
    1930 days ago
  • SAKS20111
    think thin!
    1930 days ago
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