Ok Barb I am gonna post some goals 1 I am going to ignore the urge to binge thats been challengeing me lately for some reason I am too aware of stupid stuff like cake mixes when I walk buy when shopping this is weird
2 I must keep portion control over and over I have to remind myself on this
3 I will keep up my exercise thru summer rain or shine
and 4 I will honor my cut off time been slipping on this one no wonder the Christmas weight keeps returning 153 this morning
believe this or not I was ashamed to post this and did it anyway thats a start Hugs Judy:)
SW 247 CW 149ish maintaining
Remember the Gold is not in the prize it's in the Journey life may not be the Party we expected but while we are here we may as well dance
Judy, I think it helps to put in writing, even if we know these things. I can't believe it took me since January to get rid of 5-6 lbs. I put on in Nov-Dec. GRRR! BTW, I was embarrassed to admit I had put on 5-6 and it was starting to look like that was going to be my new weight. We got to fight to stay in a comfortable weight. For me it is the 130's. I weighed 139.6 today, so it is going to be a LONG fight! (to stay in the 130's and not creep or zoom into 140-land)
I know your emphasis on having a cut off time is critical in maintenance. I would still be in the 140's (maybe even close to 150) if I didn't get a handle on the snacking after dinner. I usually eat late anyway, this IS rediculous to do this on a steady basis. Just a bad habit rearing it's ugly head!
You will really like this one about portion control.....lately, rather than "be bothered' with packing a portion for another meal, I will just eat it to save the bother of packing it. What, another bad habit being formed!
Didn't mean for this response to be so long but your post got me thinking how important it is to keep ourselves in check and review our behavior and see what needs work. Hey, YOU and all of us are doing some things right, but it's those little changes, just like we did in the beginning that will add up, whether good or not so good.
AMBER, I'm going to respond to you on this discussion. I double clicked as it looked like it didn't take an ended up with 2 discussions.
You posted on the 2nd one, but I am responding to you here.
You wrote about being stressed and running around too much. I hope that gets better in March and continues.
I'm sure with work and your family it gets pretty hectic. I do think the world, in general, is a more stressful place than when I was your age. Gas prices, housing, food, everything was cheaper and less busy and more patience for everything. I even find myself wanting things to happen faster and sometimes get irritated when having to wait, then I re-think my impatience and chill.
Debbie, I know we can do this! I really like that you have a plan for dealing with the upcoming registration stressful time. Doesn't just having a forthcoming plan to deal with this just feel like your secret weapon!
I am seriously thinking about creating a Zen area in my home for meditation. Sure is interesting the places this journey takes us, just like one of those Dr. Seuss books says and Auntie Mame.....lots of interesting places!
Judy, I almost forgot to tell you what my DH's "evil" twin brother did, last nigh, he brought me a big bowl of newly opened chips, when they ar big and curled. I did peek in the bowl. This was going on 10 PM. I thought about how I am finally have some success at getting that holiday weight off. I didn't do it. I thought about you and this struggle and I got my grip back.
Major NSV, Barb. Congrats! That was a tough one. Planning ahead has been something that I've learned on this journey, and you're right, it helps in all areas of life not just weight control.
Barb, I'm still learning about meditation, but it is/has made a difference in my busy life. I highly recommend it. This journey which began as a "diet" has taken me many interesting and worthwhile places.
Oh and I love the old movie version of Auntie Mame. Talk about someone who knew how to enjoy life!!!!
Debbie SW 265 CW 150 maintaining - Don't exchange what you want MOST for what you want at the moment.
Judy, I must have gone overboard on sodium, but I did OK in meals (portions, etc.) and exercise but was up a lb. I look at it this way. the consistency of this journey will pay off. Just keep humming that Gene Autry song (Back In The Saddle). LOL
Debbie, I recall the line (from Auntie Mame) "Life is a smorgasbord and most poor saps are starving!" I think that this is the way to look at this healthy lifestyle.....add to your life but not with food per se.
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