Pausing for Presence…

I had to take a beat and pause so I could be more present for decision making today. Whether it was being very hungry and snacking on veggies instead of popcorn, or getting up when the alarm went off so I could get some activity, or even just reflecting on my WW Recovery Checklist – it all comes down to my resolve for weight loss success.

Keeping this around is helpful because it reinforces healthy habits.

Having the self-control to think things through is an important step in a weight loss journey. I am thinking of it like this, it’s not that I’m saying “No” to tempting foods, it’s that I’m asking myself to consider the impact of my choices. Or, if I find myself in the kitchen, I’m making it a point to be intentional so I don’t go on autopilot. I think I’m at the point in my recovery plan where my healthy habits are taking over. My unhealthy habits are retreating. It’s a strange thing really, I can feel it happening. Transformational change happens the moment a person really believes that it’s possible.

Pausing to remember beauty…

I’m thinking about how incredible it was to see real humpback whales. There is something wonderful and beautiful in just knowing they are out there in deep ocean right now.

New foods to try…

Day Forty-Five…

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.

Words of Wisdom

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?

Words of Wisdom December 2018

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.