The lesson(s) I learned.
Sunday, August 09, 2009
I chose to allow myself to have treats on the weekends and learned a valuable lesson. After all that's why I'm here right? To learn how to make lasting lifestyle changes so that I know what I do right and what I do wrong and the choices I make to fix my weight issues. That's how it's working for me anyways.
Yesterday I didn't just allow myself a treat or two, instead I went back to the way I used to eat for an afternoon and evening.
The result? I put back on two pounds, I woke up in the middle of the night with heartburn and felt sick. Today I feel OK but not as great as I felt last week.
I'm not disappointed in myself. I needed to make this mistake to understand that I can't go all out with food if I want to lose weight and lower my cholesterol without drugs.
I'm actually happy I learned this lesson early on so that when I end up losing 40 pounds (my bigger picture) I can reflect on my actions yesterday.
So today I will:
- stick to eating healthfully
- drink my 8 glasses of water
- stay within my calorie range
- I don't even feel like a treat, instead I have an aversion to treats, blech
- increase my exercise today and continue with that increase throughout the week
I'm glad I learned my lesson. I choose to lose weight!