Yesterday: I preserved the integrity of my calorie budget, I remained processed sugar-free, I exceeded my daily drinking water goal, and I remained well linked with exceptional support. Yesterday I earned 5 stars. I slept perfectly last night. I overslept. We were just talking about the “snooze security alarm” dynamic using one of last night’s support group meeting calls–and by golly, Morning I drew a good one this. I got to get a game plan in order quickly. I made sure to get in my morning foundation routine but had to skip a lot of other activities, or actually, postpone some plain things until later–like this blog post and breakfast time.
Starting the day in a rush is not the best thing to do! I’m here, okay, and ready for a really good rest of the day. I’m keeping this part of today’s blog short–gotta make contact with work–but wanted to share the following post from September 2015. It really is hoped by me resonates! If we decide to begin choosing change before change chooses us, the chance is run by us of some inner level of resistance.
- You are sick and tired less often
- Keeping active basics
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Creole Seasoning
- What’s your favorite way to get active
- 25″ wide x
We need a plan, first, right? The diet plan options is really an endless and constantly growing list. Then, maybe we compare our hopes and dreams to somebody else’s success and make an effort to do whatever they did, hoping of the same results, After all seriously–aunt so and so lost 50 pounds on that cabbage soup diet.
The process of deciding what we’ll do is labored over until we realize we’re not making any improvement. It’s called paralysis by evaluation. I understand this process because I’ve lived it. In some ways, I do still. Often, the plan we assemble doesn’t reflect our authentic self in any way at all. In fact, it might be a polar opposite of what we’re accustomed to eating and doing.
But isn’t that the idea? What we’ve been doing has brought us here and it appears to seem sensible that in order to lose weight, we have to take action opposite of what we have been doing. From my experience, some tips about what happens: We get established. We get everything in place. Then– we go to sleep and decide that tomorrow we’re waking up and learning to be a very different person. This approach can simply bring some initial success and maybe even some extended success, until it becomes too much, too different–and too easy to revert back to our authentic personal we abandoned to carry out this new plan.
When I began at 505 pounds, it had to be the easiest approach possible just. It needed to be simple for me to stick with it. 1500 calories from fat each day and a brief walk each night. That’s it. In hindsight, that 1500 calorie budget was too low–1700 to 2000 could have worked well likely, too.
But remember–I didn’t know–I was just doing and figured it would workout along the way. I ate whatever fits into that budget. I didn’t stress over the macro-nutrients or the fat grams or the anything, except the calorie consumption. I forget about every preconceived notion I had about what I put to do to lose weight, food wise–and minded my budget.
I went along, my options improved naturally—simply because I used to be trying to get the most value for my calorie “dollar.” This is the “natural advancement of good choices” I’ve written and talked about many times. Liberating myself from the get worried of “what’s best” and what foods would be best for weight loss—and sticking with the mantra “I eat what I love and nothing I don’t,” enabled me to liberate myself from 275 pounds.