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Second Week Down! Changes...

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Woo! Second week down! I know to a lot of people that doesn't sound like a huge deal but to me, IT IS. Usually by this point I would have thrown in the towel because I felt too hungry, or because I had some sort of set back mentally or emotionally and used eating to heal that. But not this time... There have been a couple of changes that I have noticed at the close of the 2nd week. First, I drink 9-12 cups of water emoticon DAILY without thinking twice about it, its become second nature. The next thing I've noticed is that I have more self control when it comes to meals.. only eating a single serving portion without going back for more and LISTENING to my body tell me when I am SATISFIED and not waiting until I'm FULL.

Now, the downsides to the week... emoticon I didn't exercise as much as I should of because I used the excuse that I made a mistake calculating when using the fitness tracker. I wont be making that mistake again. And the other downside was that I got this toddler cookbook from WIC and made this banana bread. I don't like bananas so i figured it would be just for the kids. WRONG!!! it was soooooo delicious!! I ate waaaaaay to much of it, I'm talking CARBS galore!!!! So what's the lesson I learned from that? No keeping goodness like that in the house anymore. LOL Not saying carbs are bad but they are definitely something that sticks to me weight wise so I try not to go overboard.

Finally, I had some what of an emotional set back this week emoticon . Instead of reaching for emoticon emoticon emoticon yummies, I prayed. And the next day, I told myself I'm not going to eat my sadness or let it eat me. I thought to myself "how can I make myself feel better about me?" I got on YouTube and started looking up things that interested me and drowned myself in it for days. Not only did I work myself through the sorrow without eating, I have a few new projects I'm going to be working on!! YAY!!!

I think what's going to make a difference in my weight loss journey is that I mentally prepared myself this time around. I'm ready to face those hurdles, and I'm ready for a new me. Inside and out! emoticon
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    This is a huge deal. Any steps for your personal journey towards better health is a big deal and treat it as such.Which you have.
    Yes ,you have to change your mindset to stay on the right path. Sounds like you are headed in the right direction.Mentally focus on the things you need to do to stick to your plan. emoticon
    1785 days ago
    Two weeks is awesome. Using all those great tools to change behaviors is even more so. emoticon emoticon

    I am inspired!
    1785 days ago
    So good for you to have come this far just by making a decision and sticking to it after all consistency is powerful and leads to success. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon mm
    1785 days ago
    be proud of yourself. you got this down and can keep going.
    1785 days ago
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