Well, I gotta say, I am learning a lot about myself! I probably knew most of this and until I started really paying attention, it wasn’t going to change. Although going up may not seem motivating it is a testament to consistency – I have been inconsistent and these are the results. That’s all.
Tales from the scale: Up 1.2
Below is a recap of my week 3. Last week I mentioned the two places/times where I am especially vulnerable are my desk at work and coming home after work. I really tackled the desk this week and it was amazing how different I thought about food when I was not using it to avoid something else. It was a busy week at work and I wasn’t willing to step away from my work unless I was really hungry since the process of getting my lunch, warming it up, finding a place to sit and eating undistracted takes a lot more uninterrupted time than just bringing lunch back to my desk. I actually sat outside in the sun each day and it was awesome (remember, I live in Texas so this is possible in February!). The most amazing part was that when nothing was distracting me and it was just me and the food, I noticed I was full much earlier than I would normally. I actually forwent eating the grapes I brought as I was not hungry. WHAT? Just sayin’, that would not have happened if I was at my desk! I am still conscious about my actions when I come home at night and yes, I sat at a table to eat – full disclosure the TV was on. I will focus on that in the coming weeks.
SO, that brings us to Week 4!
We are going for the compound effect; small changes, maintained week after week, will lead to big change! (P.S. this doesn’t mean every week will be perfect)
WEEK 4 CHALLENGE: Weekend Warrior
You might notice from my tracking chart that I apparently think that the weekends are a free for all and none of my healthy habits are relevant. I remember a dietician telling me that watching your intake during the week and letting it all go on the weekends is a form of weight maintenance, not weight loss. Well, I am not at weight maintenance YET!
What will make you a weekend warrior?
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