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I REFOCUS ON MY GOALS FOR 2008:

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Since journeying through the “eating” holidays and my daughter’s January wedding, I’ve relaxed too much and I’ve let my guard down allowing the THREE WHITE DEATHS to sneak back into my diet:
• Sugar
• Salt
• White flour
And my weight loss has significantly slowed down... I even gained my first time since beginning Spark Sept. 18, 2007.

However, unlike times past, I am not giving up! I still consider myself in pursuit of my new healthy lifestyle. (A HUGE break-through for this all-or-nothing personality!)

For me, THIS HEALTHY LIFESTYLE IS A MENTAL CHALLENGE. It is not easy (nor is it quick) to undo 50+ years of bad habits. I can’t do it in a few short months even though I previously thought I could.

I realize I must CONCENTRATE on every choice. I must CHOOSE health. I DO NOT want to revert back to eating mindlessly. I WANT to order the healthy choice at restaurants instead of ordering the tastiest choice. I must REMIND MYSELF that I DESIRE the physical, healthy results of those good choices.

January and February have been VERY challenging. I have not been disciplined. But the difference THIS TIME is that I MENTALLY concentrate on realizing that these undisciplined habits are what got me living much of my life in shame and bad health so I PURPOSE to get back on track. I take the time to look up the calorie content in my "bad choice" food and RECORD IT (another time-robber which, when I MENTALLY take time to realize it will rob more of my precious time, this realization helps keep my hand from grabbing that "bad choice").

I REFOCUS ON MY GOALS FOR 2008:
Simply to make every decision based on whether it will help me get to my final GOALS. To MENTALLY review the choices before me instead of merely reacting. If a choice will get me closer to achieving my personal, spiritual, and/or business goals, I will choose "YES" as my answer. If not, then I MUST decline.... and I even practice my polite decline so I won't slip up... "I'd love to, but I can't..." knowing full well I owe no one an explanation and I will STAY STRONG knowing this realization.

STAY STRONG EVERYONE!!!
For all of us I pray a HEALTHY, STRONG and MENTALLY CHARGED 2008!!!

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I joined Spark People and began my weight-loss journey Sept. 18, 2007.
I have lost 42 lbs & 14 inches during this time.
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  • SHOLLAND47
    Think of it this way - not only are you learning how to eat right, you're also learning how to SUCCESSFULLY come back from not doing it right!

    You're doing awesome, keep it up!

    sarah
    4793 days ago
  • BOXERWOMANB
    RIGHT ON, SISTA!!!!
    lol
    4795 days ago
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