Some thoughts about what’s working…
Goals help because they give me something to work towards. Often times my goals are to find ways to keep Weight Watchers fresh. I do it so I continue to challenge myself and stay on plan. But that’s not all. Every day I work to be mindful of my food and activity choices, my hunger cues, and my emotions because all of these contribute towards my success. But that’s still not all. I have found writing to be the missing piece, it is the vehicle for me to reflect and consider how I’m doing. The thread that ties all of this together is My Why. It is the underpinning for everything else – I don’t think I could be where I am right now if I wasn’t clear about why I was doing all of this.
I have to say, I feel a great sense of physical wellbeing. I am happier about my appearance, and I have an abundance of energy. When I stop and think about it, I am accomplishing something that I wasn’t sure I’d be able to do and that is remarkable to me. Even when I feel tempted to eat more than I need to feel satisfied; or I procrastinate about making and tracking my breakfast and lunch. The behaviors that have helped me to get into my size six jeans are set. It’s just that I have this issue with food where I overeat and I believe it will be with me for the rest of my life. That’s just the way it is. Somehow, putting this out in the world makes me feel… better. I’m not less than, I’m not defective, I’m not weak – I am just an imperfect human with issues. No one escapes life unscathed everyone has something to learn.
Sunday is coming to a close and a new week offers a new beginning. Let’s do what we can to make this a successful happy week. More tomorrow….