Day Three Hundred-Eleven…

I am glad I like non-fat Greek yogurt and fruit for breakfast. I really enjoy eating it and this is a zero points breakfast option. I do weigh the yogurt because I would probably underestimate what a serving is. Sometimes, I will deliberately take a half serving depending on how hungry I am. Doing this is a huge victory because when that happens, that means I am in touch with my internal hunger cues. Another reason it’s important for me to weigh things like non-fat Greek yogurt is that I am learning what a “standard” portion size is supposed to be. My food scale is one of those tools I use every day.  If you want to embrace this lifestyle I recommend getting a scale.

My Scale
Weighing food in grams makes a difference. It’s more precise and you get a little more food for your SmartPoints. Click here if you want to buy one:.

Weighing out my portions is one of the behavioral changes that is helping me to be successful. If you are just starting this journey this is a very helpful habit to develop. One surprise is how satisfying a serving can be even when it looks as though it won’t be. Try it!

I really enjoy Seth Godin’s blog @ThisIsSethsBlog he writes these short posts that offer a big intellectual punch. He makes me think, and this post, The Thing About Goals, is no exception:

  1. Seth says, “If you don’t have a goal (a corporate goal, a market share goal, a personal career goal, an athletic goal…) then you can just do your best.”
  2. Seth says, “Not having a goal lets you make a ruckus, or have more fun, or spend time doing what matters right now,”
  3. Seth says, “The thing about goals is that living without them is a lot more fun, in the short run.”

Revealing what the absence of having goals underscores their importance! You know what comes next, Seth says… “It seems to me, though, that the people who get things done, who lead, who grow and who make an impact… those people have goals.”  This makes me go back to a question I ask myself throughout my journey, “What do I really want?” 

  1. I say, “I want to live a lifestyle. I want to transform my body so I can be the healthiest version of myself.”
  2. I say, “I want my goal more than immediate gratification at the moment because achieving this goal will have long-lasting positive impacts on the rest of my life.” 
  3. I say, “I want the sense of control and power that my goal affords me. I am finally beginning to realize who it is I want to be.”

Get yourself a goal because it changes everything. A healthy body, confidence, and a sense of empowerment are better than eating mindlessly.  When I write that it makes it so obvious it’s hard to believe I hadn’t looked at that way before.

 

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