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The Click?

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

I keep reading these blogs about how when things click for people. I'm slightly jealous that they are able to hit this place and say "okay, I'm doing it this time." I mean, don't I always say that each and every time?

I want to say it clicked when I was told I had high blood pressure and needed to lose some weight. It actually did and I did well for a few weeks, only to return to my similar pattern around the holiday. I also want to say that it clicks every day I spend with my baby boy, because it does. It actually never shuts off or stays out of mind...

I'm pretty sure I beat myself up about this weight thing often only to resolve to start fresh again. Some days are better than others and some days the click is still there and is louder than the shouts of the candy bowl.

As someone that has always battled with her weight, there are two very important things I will teach to my kid. First, no eating in front of the tv. We didn't have a dinner table growing up and mindlessly ate our food in front of the tv. Somedays it was a race to get our servings before the commercial break was over of our favorite tv program and others was racing back for seconds before the commercial break was over. Because of it, I never learned portion control and I ate way to fast to recognize when I was actually full. Second, I'm going to teach my kid about portion control and slower eating habits, which really are the foundation of healthy eating.
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    You are getting it! Definitely on the right track. Sometimes, it clicks and clicks but then one day it CLICKS!!! After being on SP for 5 years, I finally can honestly say it CLICKS...It's not about giving up, it's about finding the portion control the slower eating and keeping that mentality no matter what you are eating. I've even included a lot of exercise most of the time which is something I did not include in the past. You can do it and you can be the role model for your kids that you truly want to be!
    1944 days ago
    I think you are on the right track - just becoming aware of the choices that you can make to make each day better. It's pretty crazy how the sirens call of birthday cake (or insert your biggest downfall here) is sometimes louder than that click! Good luck with your goals!
    1947 days ago
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