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Where my focus is

Monday, July 15, 2013

I recently joined the SP team "By the Numbers" and it is exactly what I needed. I am going to just focus on the numbers from here on out - my calorie deficit specifically. Instead of getting caught up on the scale or the mirror or anything like that I will focus on racking up deficit points because that is what creates weight loss. I have always liked math, so this feels natural to me. I appreciate how it takes the focus off of my body and puts it on something that I can immediately control and manipulate. If I focus on the mirror too much I make my self pissed off because I am focusing on where I am, not where I want to be and we all know how that works the Laws of Attraction. Not good!

As a focus point for myself I am writing down what I intend to eat tomorrow:

BK: Toast with almond butter and raw veggies

LCH: Tuna salad on mixed greens with brown rice and vinegar

SNK: Veggie sticks, half an apple and low fat dressing dip

DNR: Baked sweet potato with almond butter and PB2, roasted veggies.




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    emoticon emoticon emoticon because it sounds like you've placed your focus on the right targets: the numbers. One of the biggest lies that Mirror, Mirror on the Wall tells is that it portrays an accurate snapshot of your progress. It's a vague gauge at best, especially as the pitfalls of media-promoted ideals come to light (airbrushing springs into mind, first and foremost). Who possesses these idealized, idyllic bodies? Not even the celebrities who are purported to have them. They either have stables of personal trainers, chefs, coaches, and other "handlers" - including expert Photoshop masters - at their beck and call, or the benefit of studio lighting and makeup wizards.

    The numbers you see on the blood tests your internist performs, a periodic - but not too frequent - readout from the bathroom scale, time you invest in exercise, and the actual caloric deficit your careful tracking reveals will DEFINITELY get you where you want to go, barring rather rare metabolic problems.

    You've learned that well! emoticon
    1804 days ago
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