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Motivation and Moderation (Sparkcoach blog topic of the day)

Friday, August 22, 2014

I understand moderation is the key and avoiding extremes is important. It's hard for me because it was extremes that got me losing weight. Plus there are some areas that I find hard to moderate. Examples:

I try to work out every day because I don't trust myself to miss a day and still keep going.

If I eat dessert I want more. I've been known to eat an entire pint of ice cream or split an entire pack of oreos with my old boyfriend in one sitting.

I have no control to moderate. I think I'm getting better though. Last night when I went to the grocery store to pick up pacifiers for the baby I wanted dessert, I wanted it bad. But every thing I picked up would have me thinking "Do I really want to have an open package of this in the house where I would have the temptation to eat the whole thing?" Of course I don't! I've been doing so well and I want to continue. I decided to go for the single serving of ice cream since I was so hungry and wanted to build up my calories for the day quickly but avoided binging. I felt good about that decision.

Now with the whole moderation thing about exercise I guess I'm just going to have to keep doing what I do. I don't want to ever stop so I guess I'll keep going every day to the gym. And I'll keep getting better at what I do.
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