Sometimes I have to push myself to get past the barrier that separates productivity and procrastination. I’m a pro at both. However, today was good day. I accomplished my goals and that is a relief.
Another positive for today was that I kept my cool and got rid of some foods that were tempting me. It feels so good to just say, “No” sometimes and to make that “No” stick. Sometimes it feels like old habits and new habits are competing inside my head and that is when I have a choice to make. If I think about the cookies, I find, I choose the cookies. If I think about how healthy my body is now I choose health.
In many ways I think the key to weight loss is that we are what we think. It has become very important for me to reflect on what I want and why it’s important over the course of this journey. The more I reflect the great my resolve becomes.
I tell myself every day that I can do this. I can be the exception to the rule. I can beat the odds and be that person who loses a lot of weight and maintains that weight loss. I wonder what do you tell yourself? If you are looking for a tip, I find, it helps to write your reflections down. A journal, a scrapbook, a sketchbook, a blog are all ways to get your thoughts out of your head and make this process more visible.
Tomorrow is weigh-in I might be out of that two pound range. I will be disappointed if I am, but I don’t want to dwell on that. My last words for tonight, be proud of everything you’ve accomplished because you made those things happen. You. You are amazing.
After an especially stressful day, I am looking forward to a big glass of water and bed. I went over on my points and it’s silly I didn’t have to, I think I have to be wary of bad habits creeping in again. This holiday season is proving very challenging to me. I think as long as I am writing and thinking about it I’m going to figure this out.
It was really hard to get to this place in my weight loss journey. I think it’s the quiet ambivalence that’s the thing to worry about, not the big holiday meal. It’s the day-to-day choices that will make or break my resolve. It’s easy to forget all the work it took to get into these jeans. So what’s next?
Here is what I have to say to me… You are amazing and have done something that many people struggle to accomplish. Think about what it is you want, and why you began this journey. Has your why changed? It is a slippery slope when you decide to venture off a path that has brought you a lot of success. That said, it doesn’t mean that there is only one path to success. Be intentional and make sure you are making choices that reflect what you really really want. Sometimes you may need that scoop of ice cream, and sometimes you won’t. I think it’s time to read your emergency letter (Day 200).
I have to say, yes! That letter worked. If you’ve never written an emergency letter, write one. It is a gift to listen to your stronger self who is writing from a position of success and strength. Today, was stressful, I know what is happening in my life that is making the journey rocky right now. There is plenty of good solid reason for a setback. I’m having a rough time. It helps to know we all do sometimes.
What should I do now? I am choosing to drink some water, pack breakfast and lunch for tomorrow, wash my face, brush my teeth, and get some rest. Keep at it – you can do this.