This morning I was at the gym – I have been to the gym every day this year – and channel surfing since none of my preferred shows were on. I’m not sure what was going on in the show, but I saw that on the subtitles – and I thought – Thanks God, for that bit of inspiration! I didn’t stay watching the show, but I’m still thinking about it.
At TOPS last night I recorded a gain of half a pound over the Christmas weeks. I start the year with my second number still a 2 (thankfully) and a very small gain. I knew I shouldn’t have eaten so much chocolate! Oh well, I enjoyed everything – and in relative moderation. I should let you know that the others who weighed in LOST over New Years, which is highly commendable.
We talked about resolutions – and some of us had made them. Mine is to move a minimum of 5 minutes every single day this year. So far, I’ve met that challenge. I’ve also challenged myself to eat something green every day – and I’ve managed that as well. Mrs. P has begun writing her bites.
One of our group doesn’t make resolutions, so she won’t break them. This makes sense to me as well. In 2010 I printed “One Problem, One Correction” and it is still hanging on my bulletin board as a reminder that I cannot solve all my problems at the same time.
Resolutions or Changes? Either way, something has to become different if we are going to become the people we want to be – and in TOPS we do at some level want to be at a healthier weight. We want to eat wisely most of the time. We do not want to be ruled by our emotions.
I struggle with “writing the bites” and have for years. I’ve tried My Fitness Pal, Spark People, Lose It….and all kinds of papers and journals. I’ve lasted maybe two days. I’ve got something new, and I’ll take a picture of it later, but here’s what I did:
- Obtain 31 index cards, I think mine are 4 x 6, but I’m on a roll here, so I won’t go get it.
- Punch holes in the top corners.
- Insert those round rings (I guess I’ll have to get a picture of that) – and voila!
- On the first 7 pages write the date – don’t get too far ahead of yourself. I also write my schedule, grocery list….
- WRITE WHAT YOU ARE PLANNING TO EAT FOR THE DAY
I don’t know why, but somehow this has been working for me when others have failed. Having the rings at the top and not the sides makes it easier for me to write things down.
It’s big enough to find in my bag, but small enough not to be cumbersome. I don’t have to hold the pages open while I write….
Something changed, and what’s important for me as I go through this next year of change, is that I keep looking until I find what works!
Have a good day!
PS: Here’s another blog I found particularly inspirational this morning – because she just doesn’t give up! http://sunnyjane.wordpress.com/2013/01/03/pizza-wine/ I really like her picture! You go girl!