Sunday, October 3, 2010

Excuses, Excuses....

I was full of them all weekend. I'm sick...I'm tired....I don't have time...etc., etc. I allowed myself to completely gorge myself on any food in sight. Even when I wasn't hungry. How stupid!!!??? Right now I am so completely bloated and miserable that the pants that fit on Monday are now unbuttoned because of how tight they are. I have to learn that life happens...not every day is going to be without struggle, without complications. I can't just blow the progress I've made because I have a bad day. And if I do have a bad day, I need to get over it, and start the next one brand new, and on the right foot. I will NEVER reach my goals this way.

Thanks to my MIL, I've decided to really think about what it is I want, what my ultimate goal is.
In order to do that, I need to have a plan. So, I've thought about the answers to the following questions:
1. What is your biggest problem. (Have the tools you need close at hand)
2. Pick a main goal (Get it done; perfect it later). my biggest problem is junk food. Oh, and lack of exercise. Junk food....m&m's, brownies, Mocha's from Biggby and McDonald' in order to overcome these obstacles I need to have a plan. Most of what I crave is chocolate. So Fiber One bars are a good substitute for me. They're only 2 points and are sweet and delicious. If I keep a box of them in my car, I will always have a go-to snack, and not be tempted by the more fattening options out there. As far as the Mocha's go...I can't afford to buy one every day, and should be spending my points more wisely, so I'll shoot for only having 2 a week. That way, I'll have something to look forward to. In the meantime, I will have regular coffee with fat free creamer.

My main goal is to lose 120 lbs. I plan to have more kids, so I don't expect to lose that weight any time soon. So, I think I'll have a short term goal, and a long term goal. The long term goal being the 120 lbs. to lose. The short term goal, I think will be to lose 30 lbs. before having another child. Losing all weight gained during the pregnancy, and then another 30 lbs. before having another child.

One day at a time. That's all I can do.

1 comment:

Debby said...

So, at 30 pounds after each child, that means I'm getting 4 more grandkids??? I mean 30X4=120. Works for me!