Day Seventeen…

Some days are harder than others. Today was one of those days. I have gone over my SmartPoints allocation and have a -8 Weeklies balance. I did track everything I ate and I feel good about that. The truth is, I may be able to bring that negative balance back by the time Saturday comes.

Tomorrow is another day and when it comes to making changes that are meant to last a  lifetime that’s a healthy way to look at it. I am doing my best and that is good enough. I believe in me and I hope you do the same.

Day Sixteen…

This is not an easy goal. Losing weight is difficult and requires some attention. Remember why you want to do it and make a plan for how you will do it. I know how that sounds – it sounds obvious but anyone who has tried to lose weight knows it’s not. This is hard 

Sometimes you don’t want to have to think about tracking, weighing, and measuring food. Sometimes the situation makes it impossible to do those things. Sometimes you just want to be like (what it seems as though) everyone else can do and just eat and drink whatever you want. The truth is everyone is different. For me, I will never be like those people I will always have to think about this.

I am the kind of person who will always have to be mindful about food. It doesn’t matter that I’ve reached goal – it’s just the way it is for me. That’s ok. I’d rather face the truth and be honest than kid myself. I can do this, and so can you. If you’re reading these words right now, listen to me, “You can do this. Believe in yourself and make some important changes to your lifestyle.”

Limit sugar (yes you can still eat a piece of cake or a scoop of ice cream but don’t overdo it). Start to move more. Find something you enjoy doing and get some activity – you’ll feel better about your situation. Track the foods you eat, and when you eat, and why you eat. That makes a huge difference. If you make these changes, you will begin to lose weight and feel better about your health.

Losing weight doesn’t make all your problems go away. What it does do, is improve your health. You are worth the effort and I can only hope that you believe me. My last words for the night, are that I hope you are happy on your journey. Happiness helps a lot.