Sunday, November 29, 2015
I feel like I'm finally ready to start losing weight, and I'm very excited. Vacation is over, Thanksgiving is over- all i want to focus on is getting healthy and happy.
I know I am going to struggle. My job is still the same, and we're right in the middle of the crazy holiday season where food is everywhere and plentiful. I need to focus on myself, my feelings, and find out what works for me. I need to get let go of term set backs and stay on track.
I'm a perfectionist - I need to be all or nothing. My idea, which I think will help me mentally stay on track and avoid falling back to "nothing", is to give myself 1 off day of exercise each week to be used whenever throughout the month. Also then earning an off day of tracking food/sticking to calorie intake for each 10 days that I meet my food and activity goals. This will keep me on track 90% of the time and give me the flexibility to enjoy myself on special occasions and not feel the overwhelming stress to stay perfect.
Last Night's Dinner: Spicy Italian Sausage with Kale (home grown) and Sweet Potato - 453 calories