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Day 91 - It's up to me

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Ownership involves figuring out what works as well as what doesn’t work. Once you master the concept of ownership, you’ll be amazed at how it will improve your outcomes.

By the way, I LOVE this lesson. I think ownership is such a key to long-term success.

1. Create a list of what works for you with your eating and exercise plans.

Eating similar meals a lot of the time works. For example, breakfast and lunch are usually the same, day after day.
Taking walks every day if possible. Also doing my stronger exercise plan two to three times per week.
Keeping protein bars on hand and readily available.
Eating dessert only when it’s “special.”

2. Now make a list of what doesn’t work and how you can avoid doing those things.

Giving in to dessert when eating out.
Eating ice cream every evening.
Postponing exercise. I quickly slide into a pattern of skipping it every day.

3. Consider how to own your plan and make it personal for your own needs.

I have to remind myself that I am in charge of my life and my weight management. I also need to use my tools regularly such as identify what I feel or need and take care of it instead of reaching for food.
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    I like the 'simplicity' in your blog ... Today I got my plan in black 'n white on my weekly planner. Exercises & menu for the week. emoticon ... Now I lay my clothes out the night before since I can see if it is a ST day at the gym or alternatives. Simple works best for me with plans I can see. emoticon and I look forward to your blogs!
    154 days ago
    We tend to see life as “things happening” to us, and many of us don’t claim our personal power to shape ourselves in response. Very powerful stuff, thank you.
    154 days ago
    great ideas!!!
    154 days ago
    I love your blogs.Each one speaks to me.
    154 days ago
    154 days ago
    I've found (especially this last round while working on 100 More Days) that eating similar meals a lot of the time works for me as well. It helped that so many fresh fruits and veggies were in season, and I found some things I loved having every day -- such as a big crispy romaine salad with a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar every evening. Also (as in your observation) it helped having the protein bars or yogurt smoothies readily available for those mornings I was heading out the door for a Y class.

    I'm still working on eliminating the frozen yogurt to cap the evening off. So far it's working for weight loss as long as I measure it....but I'm also working on lowering my sugar intake....and the frozen yogurt does have it.
    154 days ago
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