This time it WILL be different. . .
Saturday, October 25, 2008
When I reach my goal I will have a plan so I do not go back to my old habits and gain all the weight back and lose my fitness. Some of the things I can do are:
Continue to record all my food so I make sure I am not eating more than I need
Weigh myself every day. Even though some say you should not do this, it works better for me. I need to watch little changes in the wrong direction.
Reward myself for doing my exercise, especially strength training which is not my favorite.
Give away my "fat clothes" so I won't be tempted to put them on temporarily if I drift up a bit.
When I travel, I will pack my exercise clothes and make sure they get used.
When I know I am going out to eat I will plan in advance by eating less at other meals and looking at the menu before going to the restaurant if possible so I know what to order.
I will only eat things I really like. If it's not wonderful, it's not worth the calories.
Remember vegetables and fruits are my friends.
I will get the help of my family and friends by letting them know I want to exercise and eat healthy.
When I don't feel like exercising I will put my exercise clothes on and try for 10 minutes because chances are that I will do all my exercise if I just start.
I won't feel sorry for myself because I can't eat more, or eat junk food, or load up on excessive carbohydrates.
I will pack healthy snacks for work and travel.
I will limit my alcohol because it makes me eat more.
I will not skip meals because it makes me overeat at the next meal.
Keep a before and after picture handy so I will be able to see how I want to look.
Avoid loose fitting, frumpy clothes because those clothes don't make me feel good about myself.
Re-read these suggestions often so I remember how to avoid going back to the old me.