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Goals to beating the Afternoon slide

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

I am taking baby steps back to health. There are days I slip. I really am trying to climb over this mountain of a notion it has to be all of nothing. But thats not it. Sure that sets up for amazing results, but results is not my main focus here. My main focus is to be healthy. I think I have lost sight of that. I am being healthier everyday in most of my choices. If I fall I just have to remember that its not the end of my journey. The thing that is the most frustrating is that everyday around 3:30 my self control flies out the window and I start eating anything and everything I wanted but stood against. Today I am going to try something new. I am going to set aside a snack of the healthy persuasion for both me and the kids and as soon as its done I am going to get a water bottle and walk the kids to the park. It will be great to get them out of the house. This is my goal for the week!

Excuses to beat:
I have homework. - Take the laptop to the park and read chapters
I'm tired - The kids need more outside time!
It's to hot - Then take them to the creek so they can swim
James is off and I haven't spent enough time with him - invite him to go, it will be good for him too!
I need to make dinner - Prepare longer meals in the afternoon around lunch time so they pop in the oven from the fridge
My foot is killing me - The park is just around the corner!

My second biggest slip is the fact that I have really gotten out of the habit of tracking my food. It feels time consuming (excuse) Some people do not need to track their food, but I am a food addict. Tracking keeps me honest. I have always been my most successful when I have to take responsibility of what is going into my mouth. I have tried tracking in the morning and following the food guide I have set for myself but often times I find myself at the afternoon slide just throwing my tracked foods to the wind. I find I am most successful when I track my foods after I have eaten. But...that can be really time consuming and as of late I am really running on borrowed time.

My goal for the next ten days is to track my foods in the morning. Try for early preparation in the morning before the kids get up and hopefully going to the park in the afternoon will help me from throwing my tracked foods to the wind. I will re-evaluate this goal on the 23rd.

Excuses to beat:
I want something else - ok eat something else....but you need to track it if you change it.
I didn't have the time to track and prepare this morning - well do it now.
I want sugar or a cheat but I don't want to go over my calorie range - its just a number, you should be more worried about your actually calorie range in your body. Tracking it will keep you honest and help you to remember to keep it within healthy moderation!!
***Its ok to go into you higher calorie range!!***

Don't forget to track you goals as well on the motivation board!!
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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Lots of thoughts! And you're correct....BABY STEPS.

    Girl, that's A LOT TO TAKE ON. Do little steps to get there....and build from those.

    I would suggest having a planned weekly menu and shopping list. That really has helped me LOADS. And having healthier snacks that are already portioned are really helpful!

    It is also okay to eat the "naughtier" foods, but they are not naughty...just less healthy. MODERATION. But that might take some time... it's a lot of discipline, and you'll get there! One little step at a time...

    Good job girl! Glad to hear from you!
    2446 days ago
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