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Weekend = Fail :(

Monday, October 18, 2010

My first weekend was pretty disappointed. I did really well on Saturday, played poker with friends Saturday night - stuck with a low calorie drink but binged on Sunday!! Yep, Sonic size chili cheese fries, cheesburger, the works. Awesome. Tracked it all though ... over 1,000 calories in 1 meal! Pretty depressing. The good news is that hopefully after actually seeing what I put in my body will prevent me from making that choice again in the future!

I'm trying not to beat myself up too much about it - I know that this is a work in progress and I have to try my best to stay motivated. I found this post on the message board from member APIRLRAIN888 and wanted to share it in my blog so that I can refer back to it often!

If you are thinking this.

please realize that we didn't get this way overnight!
So please don't expect overnight results. It may take months, years to get to where you want to be!!!

"The race does not belong to the swift,
but belongs to those that just keep on running" -bible

Here just some of my motivational technique! hope others will share theirs.

BUT first thanks for taking the time to read this!:

1. RE-READ your "day one"/"why I am doing this" blog.
If you don't have one, it's time to sit and write one!
GREAT tool to have on down days to read it! Hopefully get re-inspired ;p

2. You must accept that this is a LIFESTYLE CHANGE, not a diet. If you can accept that you will succeed!!
Lifestyle change = one good decision at a time, a day at a time!

3. What is the SECRET of SUCCESS!

Log in everything you eat! for at least the first few months. If it's too tiresome, you can stop then!
But what I find is when I used to log in my intake at night, I hit myself in the head, and repeat the mistake!
BUT now I have spark on my phone! I log BEFORE I eat, and remedy then and there, and meanwhile learn the lesson. ex avocado =400 cal, used to eat 2-4 a sitting. 4 egg omletee is 300 cal BUT 850 cholestrol!!! you get the idea

EXERCISE more, means just MOVE your body!
I started 5 min walk to jogging the 5k to training with c25k! I am using the wo9rd TRAINING bc it's different motivation then just exercise.

4. PHOTO Journal, optional, public/private! do one!
it's refreshing. I find camera is first to see any result! measuring tape 2nd! Scale last! and even SLOWER is our BRAIN!!!!!

5. RUNNING or exercise journal! I am a bear with very little brain (forgetful). I write how far I run, markers. so on my down day, I look back and see how far I have come. Yes I sux compare to yesterday! but for a week ago I ROCK!!!!!

6. If you have not already chk out my 250lb vs 120lb woman blog on 10/2 or it's here somewhere in motivation msg board!!!

7. OK if after all this, and you still feel like quiting! by all means, quit ;p LOL hope you don't thought!
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  • no profile photo CD8180433
    I think it took me a few weeks of tracking my food before I managed to get better at finding things that were lower calorie. I overdid it today myself. Got a "reduced fat blueberry muffin" and then found out later that it had 400 calories.

    Don't be hard on yourself. Just ease into this slowly and the results will last longer.

    I also love the line about we didn't get this way overnight, so we aren't going to undo this overnight either. It takes time. Be patient with yourself.
    3699 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8305001
    Dont feel bad did not have a good weekend either. I was being so so careful what i put in my mouth and so easy to get off track. But today is another day and we just do better. Great job on your accomplishments so far!

    3699 days ago
    ;p glad you found it useful!! I had a hard sunday too ;p
    you can do it!!!
    3699 days ago
    I love her thoughts in that Blog! Definitely worth saving and referring back to!

    We all slip and fall! We are only human!

    Get up, dust yourself off, and keep on Truckin' Baby! emoticon
    emoticon And we are here to help!

    3699 days ago
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