So much of this journey is not about food or weight or the scale. It is about being ok with who we are. And not only that but learning to like ourselves and to feel good in our own skin. Figuring out and being ok with your true colors. My post from yesterday got me thinking about the progress I’ve made on my goals this year. It was clear to me at the beginning of the year that if I didn’t get my current priority issues in order my ability to address the regain issue would be fruitless. I would never be able to give it the attention it needed. And that was probably the reason why for the past 7 years I have not conquered the regain.
I mentioned yesterday the goals I had put together; well let me show you what they said.
1. Make the right choices for ME
How will I accomplish this: By being mindful about each choice I make. Before I agree to take on something I will ask myself “why am I doing this?’ “Will this affect my ability to put myself first?I will not take on any more charities/volunteer efforts.
What are some possible obstacles for being able to reach this goal: Trying to accommodate people. OR Trying to please people in my life
2. Exercise regularly during the week
How will I accomplish this: Define a specific time each day to exercise. Make it something that is very easy to accomplish. Target 5 instances of exercise in each week. Each at least 30-60 minutes long.
What are some possible obstacles for being able to reach this goal: Injury, Sickness, Early start to work day/schedule
3. Follow the rules:
How will I accomplish this: By changing my eating lifestyle. This means following the weight loss surgery rules: protein first, one cup meals, No snacking, drink 64 oz of water a day, exercise, no drinking during meals, take my vitamins. It means living as if I just had weight loss surgery again. Get in the mind set and be strict like I was after surgery
Possible Obstacles: Head hunger caused by carbohydrate consumption. Not thinking like a weight loss surgery patient!
4. Eat on the weekends what I eat during the week. AKA battling the Weekend Fat Girl *as titled by Banded Wendy
How will I accomplish this: By making sure I have easy Go To Foods available during the weekend. If I am in a weight loss surgery mindset I will not make inappropriate choices if those things I can eat are easily available to me.
Possible Obstacles: My current family lifestyle lends itself to eating out on the weekends. This means I need to get a plan in place that helps me make better choices while eating in a restaurant. My boys have treats on the weekend which I will want to participate in. I will feel as if I deserve them on the weekend.
5. Stop rushing. Plan accordingly. Don’t squeeze too much in.
How will I accomplish this: By managing what I take on each day. Continue to ask myself “would doing this add too much to my plate?” “Would I be able to remain relaxed if I take on this additional task?”
Possible Obstacles: Feeling pressure to meet others needs. Feeling pressure to accomplish ALOT.
Wow, after reading these I feel as if I am in a different place then I was when I wrote these. That is good. I truly feel as if I am putting myself first. I do think I could be more accountable with my exercise. Although my exercise it up from the beginning of the year I am not exercising every week day. I need to get back on track with this goal and reevaluate my exercise commitment. Perhaps encouraging myself to at least take a walk at work as a means to exercise. On those days I don’t hit the treadmill, a walk outside would meet the commitment.
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