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Wednesday, January 01, 2014

I USED TO BE THAT WAY, BUT NOW I’M DIFFERENT! My Former Bad Habits and Their New Endings.

I USED TO - Give up when at a Plateau.

BUT NOW - When I reach a Plateau I will maintain that weight. Not move Backwards. I will BUST through that Plateau by Increasing the Intensity and Number of Exercises. By re-examining my Eating Habits and Tracking.

I USED TO - Eat Fast Food with My Son.

BUT NOW - I will REMAIN STRONG AND REFUSE TO EAT IT MYSELF. I will either cook him a healthier version at home or Allow him to have it WHEN I AM NOT AROUND TO BE TEMPTED.

I USED TO – Eat unhealthy Foods when Out with My Friends.

BUT NOW – I will Enjoy the company of my Friends while Finding a Healthier Food Option on the Menu or Eating before the Outing. Or Offer to Bring a Healthy Option to the Gathering. Or I Will Plan Ahead, Bringing my Own Healthy Snack.

I USED T0 – Find Lame Excuses to Skip out on my exercises.

BUT NOW – I will remain Determined to Stay on Track and Reach My Goals Remembering How Great I will Feel If I Exercise!

I USED TO – Allow Myself to Be Lazy and/or Sleep In.

BUT NOW – I Go to Bed Early To Be Well Rested and I Force Myself to Get Up and Get Going!

I USED TO – Be Disorganized and Unprepared Most Mornings.

BUT NOW – I FULLY Prepare my BAG, CLOTHES & FOOD the night before Or Wake up Early Enough to Do It Ahead of Time the Next Morning.

I USED TO – Allow Depression and Stress to Cause me to Break Good Habits.

BUT NOW – I no longer Allow Depression and Stress to Overwhelm Me. Instead I Pray to Jehovah for Assistance and React Differently (positively) to my Stressors.

I USED TO – Not always have Healthy Foods and Snacks On Hand.

BUT NOW – I am Determined to PRE-COOK, PRE-PREPARE AND PRE-PACK Healthy Meals and Snacks for Several Days At ALL Times.

I USED TO – Give in to Temptation When Offered Unhealthy Foods at Home, Work or Parties by Friends, Family or Colleagues.

BUT NOW – I Feign Disgust for the Item Or Firmly say No Thank You Or Say I don’t Eat That! Or Give It To My Son.

I USED TO – Ignore my Good Judgment and Indulge in My Trigger Foods, knowing that It would not Turn out Well and That I would Overeat and/or It Would Stop my WeightLoss Process Which In Turn Would Discourage Me. Causing A Vicious Cycle.

BUT NOW – I Listen to My Good Judgment Knowing That I would be Better Off in the Long Run and Be Better Able to Control my Eating. I Will Find Healthy NON-TRIGGER Alternatives to each Food to Keep Those Cravings and Urges Under Control.

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    Thank you guys. Isn't it amazing how we seem to have two minds? One that wants to lose the weight and get fit and the other that sabotages our efforts.
    I am searching for the thing that will finally shut of my 'naughty mindset' and allow me to be the best me ever!
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  • MRSP90X
    2145 days ago
    People often fear or resist change...good for you for making all these great changes. Change is good! Nice job!
    2145 days ago
    Thank you. I'm fine with that. We can encourage each other.
    2145 days ago
    Wow! I need to "shadow" you & do what you do ...or have you move into my place & have to help me change. Your "What I Used to do" is just like my "What I Used TO Do"...except I reverted back to doing that bad stuff!

    So I'd like to be friends if you're willing...'cause I really need to watch you & try to follow your lead.

    Now I'm going to read all your previous blogs & try to get back in the groove. Thanks so much for this blog! Keep up the great work! emoticon
    2146 days ago
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