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Day 10

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Day 10 - I had to count that on the calendar to make sure. It hasn't seemed like I've been "sparking" for 10 days!

I was pondering (as a result of a slightly upward swing on the scales) how I used to beat myself up over a gain, get so discouraged and inevitably eat something like a chocolate bar because "what was the point anyway - this diet isn't working!" Or alternatively I would search for another diet - one even more restrictive. Because the weight HAD to come off - for the wedding or the party or before Christmas or before swimsuit season.

Well, I've changed. Maybe it's age. Maybe it's patience. Maybe it's wisdom. Maybe it's a combination of all three. But I have lost interest in the quick fix. I am in it for the long haul.

So instead of getting discouraged I just observe what the scale reports - try to think why that might have happened (in this case salt). And I recalibrate. I look at my goal and see if there are some course adjustments I need to make. This time? Cut down on the extra bites that were creeping in. And cut down on salt.

And keep an eye on my progress. As long as I make progress I'll be satisfied. Because I'm not "suffering" with this way of life. I'm actually enjoying it.

Hope you are too!

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