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Friday, February 05, 2016

My class had an interesting topic on how? Not why I gained weight, not why am I out of breath, or anything like that. The topic was "how?" How can I stay in my box? How can I fit in more time to exercise? How can I change? So "how?" becomes more important than any other question we ask ourselves.

Can you ask yourself How? And come up with good answers?

How do I stay in my box, all the time? This is very hard. Sometimes I.just.want.to.eat. Like food, especially savory food, like chicken, or beef, or potatoes, or some heavier calorie-dense food. How do I convince myself to stay inside my box? I am going day by day, and am employing all my tricks of the trade, the most important (to me) is that I am paying a heck of a lot of money for my program. I cannot AFFORD not to succeed!! (so a financial consequence). The other, equally important, is seeing how I feel right now after losing 28 lbs, and how I was feeling 28 lbs. ago. I still look ginormous in the mirror, and to be truthful, am still large. I have a long way to go. But I feel so much better, easier putting on the shoes and socks, bending, squatting, etc.

Another how? I need to employ is to set short term goals. The mental aspect of how I am doing is important. I have been thinking of clothes to get rid of, and have started (mentally) selecting items from my closet that I do not want anymore because they are too big.

An idea I learned in Weight Watchers years ago still holds true:

Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels.

So I am going to continue to use that as my mantra.
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  • MIUMIU69
    I realize WW uses phrases like that to encourage support of their program, coining these kind of thoughts. For me, it helps to stay away from red light foods that I would have a hard time saying no to, so I can remember I am smaller than I was even a month ago, and not to let my momentum start slowing down.
    1850 days ago
    That's just a hook to get the populous herd to buy into it. The truth is lots of things taste great but if you want to be healthy you can't be lazy and give in, stick to small portions and exercise.
    1854 days ago
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