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Week 5 - Retraining my mind

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Originally my ultimate goal was 150lbs. I’m just about there and I don’t feel as excited as I thought I would. One thing is clear to me is that I really appreciate how far I’ve come. I look back and know that I was 33lbs heavier this time last year. When I look in the mirror, I don’t see a fat person. I see a lighter person that has a few problem areas (tummy and thighs). This is far different from when I lost the weight before. Instead of still seeing a fat girl, I see toned muscles and a shapely body with areas that can still be improved upon.

This week I have been thinking a lot about what I’ve been thinking. For what ever reason, I seem to panic when I feel like I won’t get enough to eat. So let’s take this upcoming weekend. I will be traveling. The good news is that I will be at my mom’s house. The bad news is that most of the foods there are off limits for me so I usually end up packing breakfast and snacks to take with me. So you are wondering what’s wrong with that. The problem is that I don’t trust that what I eat will be enough so I end up over eating. I will eat breakfast and think well I’m still hungry so I’m going to eat my protein bar and then a hour later nuts and then fruit. Well you get the point those calories add up fast. As I’m typing this I’m realizing that after I finish breakfast at home I’m still usually a little hungry but I just sip on hot tea until the feeling is gone. So I should do the same at mom’s house. If not tea, then water. Lunch and Dinner are usually eaten out or at least I run to the store and pick up a salad from the salad bar.

I can do this. I can make this the weekend that I stay on track. Because I only have 5.2lbs to lose, I must be careful. I see the effort needed to lose the weight and this weekend I won’t be getting in any fitness minutes so every calorie counts.

I really really want to see 140's on the scale. I haven't seen that number is almost 10 yrs. I can do this and I will emoticon.

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    Wonderful blog! I, too, get that panic. I'm working on rational self-talk about it. Your blog helps. Thanks!
    1938 days ago
    You can do it Leah - just continue analyzing why you're feeling this way and you'll figure it out! You've come so far!
    1939 days ago
    Leah you will do it and your team is on your side cheering you on!!!

    You go girl!!! emoticon
    1939 days ago
    you described metacognition: thinking about thinking, knowing what I know (and what I don't know)! This is great. I have been thinking about thinking about thinking what I've been thinking. Now it's time to start thinking and quit the stinkin' thinkin'. lol

    1939 days ago
    You are so inspiring! I KNOW that you will achieve your goal. You have the willpower and dedication to do it! Trust that you know what you are doing hun. Look how far you have come! You didn't get this far by worked hard for it! So try to keep that in mind this weekend. Will this help better myself? Will it bring me closer to my goal? Is it worth it? emoticon
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