Trying to focus
Thursday, June 02, 2016
I feel I've done well for the past 2 months getting my calorie intake under control and managed so that I am slowly losing just about a pound each week. I have been working on eating more veggies and healthier foods in general, and keeping portions in check when I do have higher calorie foods. I know that this is the majority of the reason behind my success so far (and the reason behind previous success).
But I've reached that point where I start to slip.... tracking my food becomes hit or miss, I tend to have a little extra here or there.... I cut myself more slack when I have a few too many treats. Sure, no one is going to be perfect all the time, and an occasional treat or going over your calories won't hurt. But when it slowly becomes more often than not, which turns into going back to old habits... THAT is the problem.
And since I see this happening and know what it leads to, I'm trying to figure out a way to get back on track. Because I'm also just now starting to see a little progress, and although it's encouraging, it also feels like I should be further along than I am. Slow and steady results are probably what I want and should expect, but I can't seem to get out of that mindset that results should nearly be instant, and since I haven't dropped 20 pounds in 2 months that maybe it isn't worth it. Crazy when I put it that way, but the part of me that wants to eat whatever I want, whenever I want and as much as I want doesn't see it that way.
So although the past week or so had been a bit of a rough patch, I'm trying to get myself motivated to get focused again like I was at the beginning. I need to recommit to tracking ALL my food intake again, and put healthy snacks and cold water front and center in my fridge (my snacking is most out of control at home in the evenings and on weekends). And I need to start some form of exercise, no matter how small, because I have yet to add in anything, and with a desk job I know it's really important for my health in general, not just for weight loss.
A more specific plan to come, but I'm off to log my food now. I CAN stick with this, and I CAN continue to see results, even if they are small and slow to come. I'll get there in time, but will be stuck in the same place (or worse) if I give up completely!