In the past week I’ve done a few baby steps into getting back into a ‘program’. I am trying to take small baby steps as to not go “all in” or to be inflexible. I don’t want to be too rigid, but I also don’t want to be to loosely goosey with getting back into a program.
Vision boarding. We had homework at Weight Watchers last week or so and this is what I came up with. It wasn’t hard thanks to Pinterest. I’ve been wanting to do one for awhile but this was the push to finally do it.
So the front of mine looks like this:
The back of it looks like this:
Reading for myself. This is the hardest thing. Finding the time to read without falling asleep in bed while trying to read. Almost anything really. I have found the book The Beck Diet Solution: Train your brain to think like a thin person by Judith Beck Ph. D very helpful. With using cognitive behavioral therapy it's making sense to me. I've been a very emotional/stressful eater who has become overrun with guilt for eating certain foods and I was not in a good place.
This week I’ve been waking up early to work out. Again it’s hard but my alarm says #44before44 and that helps. Also helps that the gym again is not crazy busy at 4 am.
I had to double up today because I will only be able to get to the gym on Monday because of my husbands work schedule. grr. I have a plan for when he's gone. Back to P90X in the living room.
Tracking my food. I am trying to be determined to not over eat. I am trying to not eat my feelings or stress. Trying to make better choices. I passed up Reese’s peanut butter cup Oreo’s at the store the other day. My office mates have a chocolate candy bowl and I have not taken from it all week. That seriously is a huge thing for me. Chocolate. Chocolate. Chocolate. Peanut butter cups or Peppermint patties. My weakness but I have survived this week.
So it was worth it then when I hit the scale on Saturday.
There is my weight in black and white for all to see. It is embarrassing but I am being honest. I was back to my starting weight in the last few weeks at WW. Having a nice loss on Saturday was nice. I don't know about others but the last few weeks at my WW location has been crazy busy, worse than January meetings. It's like everyone realized they didn't lose the weight they wanted to for the summer. LOL. I feel ya people! I'm right there with you!!
Another reminder to put myself first.