We have finished the 14-week challenge in the swedish support group I am in an are starting a new one that goes on until new years eve... I can notice that I feel good about being in the beginning - there is some sort of mental "diagnose" that is about not wanting to achieve goals... I have a book somewhere but can´t find it for the moment. But the idea is that one somehow is scared to be sucessful and mostly sabotage the effort before goal is achieved.
I could feel that when the finish line was coming up in our former challenge – I started to feel uncomfortable and my eating habits started to really rock and roll. The last week of the challenge left me without any weightloss – thank god wihout any weight gain either. And all together it has of course been a great success as I have lost ten kilos (22pounds) and managed to eat healthy and exercise but also to "fail" a lot without losing focus for the big goal - to lose weight.
And now I feel relieved to postpone success again - I have a new goal to try to reach and completement is far, far ahead... I can work on it without getting nervous because I am doing to well;-)
I know this sounds silly but I am not joking, these are real feelings that influences my determination, so weird! I need to go looking for that book again, to see if it offers any good advice, so far I will just board this challenge train again and start working one day at the time...
Two days left of september, I think I have achieved the goal of having a better average for exercise – in august I did 33 minutes of exercise/ day as an average, I will be better than this even if I don´t move a finger on the two days left... it will be hard to beat that numbers in october, days are hetting shorter, I will have a hard time to get exercise before I go to work as it is too dark and I know that I´m not good at getting it done later in the day... it just does not happen although I have planned and really set myself up for it. I just lose energy... so it is safer to do it at once in the morning, should I do anything extra in the afternoon/evening it is great but not necessary.
Foodwise, I am tempted to go for a "soup month"- somehow october seems the perfect month for having great vegetable soups. The problem is my work, soup is not an easy meal to bring and I refuse to eat those "soup-in-a-coup" things, they have an artificial tast I don´t like. I succeded fairly well with a soup month when I joined SP, but then I was working from home and it was easy to prepare a big bowl of soup in the morning and have for lunch and dinner. Maybe I should take it one day at the time... I don´t have to decide today, I feel as if a week would be a proper time schedule so okay - the upcoming week I will try to have soup for breakfast and dinner and then some nutrilett for lunch. First day tomorrow, will be interesting, I will have to prepare the soup the night before and that will determinate how succesful I will be.
Interesting project really, I am beginning to feel a little inspired!