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Slow But Steady

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Weekends are so much harder for me to stay on track. Too much temptation and more latitude to stray from my plan. While I stayed within my calorie range each day, I did not stick to my plan on any day.

My sabotaging thoughts were "it won't matter" followed by "I don't care." (Because "it won't matter" was not plausible!) But the fact is, it does matter. It matters not just because I won't lose weight (especially on the slow track I am purposely taking), but also because it makes me feel disappointed in myself. It does matter, every day. And the next time that thought pops up, I will pull out my response cars with my anti-craving strategies and use them!

Things I did right: we were going out to dinner and I planned to eat more, rather than planning to restrict and then feeling deprived and rebellious. And then disappointed in myself. That's a good learning.

I also got two good days of exercise, running and walking, and the weather was beautiful.

I planned to run this morning, but was really resisting so I switched up my plan and did strength training instead. I think it was just what I needed.

Basically, I am on track. Although my weight had been bouncing around a bit, it is tracking with the yellow goal line on the weight report and that's as it should be. Although I want it to go faster than half a pound a week, I need to remind myself that I am CHOOSING to do this slowly so I build sustainable habits that I can maintain over the long term.

Wishing everyone a happy Tuesday!
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