Removing My Obstacles to Success
Thursday, September 20, 2012
I've been working hard to control myself around carbs. You likely know that I lost all the extra weight a couple years back and then put it all back on again. I've been trying to be gentler with myself this time -- and I allow myself more carbs and more special occasions. Hence my weight loss is VERY slow (slower than the slowest loser's) but painless, but sometimes I lose control because I end up eating too much sugar (it is ALWAYS the SUGAR!) and that sets off a cycle of overeating and weight gain, and then a struggle for control that lasts about 6-8 weeks total, or so I've learned. The whole process is a learning process; I am perhaps TOO patient! ANYWAY, I've FINALLY re-lost the pounds I re-gained due to the last cycle. I FEEL SO MUCH BETTER! I pray to God I learned my lesson!
I hope I start making progress in losing more weight. i wonder if I'm being TOO easy on myself. I mean, really. Overall average is about 1/2 pound A MONTH thanks to my setbacks. On the other hand, I definitely am getting practice in learning self control and in learning a new way of eating without feeling deprived. It is a mixed bag. Of course I want to be thin and toned INSTANTLY. Of course I can't. And wishing and hoping won't make it so.
I need to be more consistent. How?
1) Avoid the occasions that stimulate overeating. Yes, I've made changes. I told my friend all about my dietary requirements, and I've been suggesting we do things other than meet for lunch or drinks.
2) Do something about that ice cream in the freezer that DH INSISTS be there. Okay, yes, he INSISTS that it be in the most convenient, most visible spot -- but that doesn't mean you have to do it -- especially since he won't bother to support YOU! I'll pack that space with a big roast and move the ice cream to a lower level and put up with the complaining. He's too lazy to move things around. And if he does, I'll just move it again and again and again.....
3) I need to cook snacks I WANT to eat and have them out on the table. Hmm... nuts fill the stability bill -- I just need to flavor/season them to make them more appealing than bending over to get the ice cream. And make that good LC ice cream too....
4) Okay, be honest with yourself. You eat too much. Quit playing Word Bubbles on the computer and get OUT of the kitchen and start.... PAINTING! You can't eat and paint!
There's a plan to put into action!