Monday, June 29, 2015

The Difference Between Failure and Success

Last week was a good week.  I only lost 0.7 pounds, but I know I did everything I was supposed to do.  So I can live with 0.7.  A loss is a loss, right?

Then my birthday was this weekend.  Now for the record, I did not go completely nuts.  I did not count points either.  I allowed myself a slice of my birthday cake.  I allowed myself to have a few Miller 64's.  We went out to eat for my birthday, I still ordered grilled chicken and I still only ate half and brought the other half home....but I also ate tater tots.  I did drink Miller 64 though! LOL  So I used many of my weight loss strategies.  I tried to balance things.  I just wasn't perfect.  That's okay though.

It's my birthday, so I can have as many Rob gifs as I want!

Today is the pivotal point for me though.  Will I continue to slack off and get lazy about counting points?  Will I ignore my own good sense, and eat the rest of that cake in the fridge? It's so easy to do.

Or will I get right back into the good habits, that I know will help me succeed in my weight loss goals?

This is the major difference between success and failure for me in losing weight.  In the past, when I have had a great deal of success in losing weight, I have been able to enjoy a day or two of indulgences, but always get right back on track the next day.  I would say for the last year, I have not been able to do that.

So today, I am putting an end to the vicious cycle of failure that I've been in.  I am turning things around.  I indulged this weekend and that's fine. Today is a new day and I will eat the way I'm supposed to and count all of my points.  I will make good choices.  That is my goal for today.  It's my goal every day, but around here we take things one day at a time.  

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Instead of Snacking, I Can.....

.....write a blog post.

School is out for the summer, and I'm home all day.  Which is good and bad.
Good, because I have a lot less stress right now.  And less stress for me, means less stress eating.
Bad, because I have more time to eat and think about eating. So I was looking for some distractions.

Initially, I got back into working on my Weight Loss Smash Book.  That will be a post for another day.

As I was searching for ideas for my Smash Book, I came across this.....

Something I can cut out and glue into my journal.

"Write in a journal or on a blog" really caught my attention.  Here, I already have a blog.  Why not use it as a distraction.  And that is what I'm doing right now.  You know how you hit wall about a half hour before lunch, and you just want to grab something?  Well, that's where I'm at right now.  I also grabbed a big glass of water, which is helping too.

There are a few more things on this list that appeal to me.  I'll probably be trying them this afternoon, when I'm hungry waiting for dinner. ! LOL

What do you do when you really want to cave into those unnecessary snack attacks?