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Can I do this?

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

I have written before that i want to finish the year strong. I must be just before success because I feel like I am not making enough progress.

I have 2 friends that I exercise with. They have both had great success recently. I don't feel like i have had that great of success. I also feel like I am standing in my own way with food.

So I have had a long "talk" with myself and I have decided to go with the NO SUGAR rule until the end of the year. I will allow for 5 treats. That should accomplish what I need to for the holidays. I feel a bit scared as I write that. But I felt so much better when I was doing that.

I also want to work on when I eat and eating planned foods. I am not doing as well on that as I should and I think it is affecting both my diabetes and my mood. So I will plan each day what I will eat and then record what I actually eat.

I will do better at taking my medication in the morning and evening.

I am increasing my walking goal to 12,000 steps. I usually can hit the 10,000 when I walk in the morning.

I will continue working on my spiritual goals and my goals to get my home in better order.

I am still working on a schedule that allows for weight training and yoga. I want to do those but, I have not been doing them very well. Ok at all.

I can do this. I feel empowered. I am going to keep a written log of my food. I will put the notebook in the kitchen and attach a pen to it. Then I will record every mouthful.

I will also eat on a smaller plate and only at the dining room table.

I really feel like I have let myself down by not doing a bit better at keeping my goals. I feel scared at the level of commitment that this will require. I feel angry that I have not done this in the past. Why am I still struggling with this? Why have I not solved this problem already. What is holding me back. Is there some reason i don't really want to do this. I am uncertain?

I am also going to write at least a page as to why before I eat anything that is not planned. With the exception of times that blood sugar is an issue. (Not a likely prospect.)
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  • CATH5109
    Sounds like a good plan. It's really hard sometimes to remember what we really want (good health) especially when the short term pleasure (in my case a couple slices of pizza) calls.
    The fact that you're feeling a little scared about this committment makes it sound like it's important enough to you that you WILL make it work.
    3996 days ago
  • TERRIEJO53
    Sounds like you have put a lot of thought into your plan of action and it is a good one. Just two comments ... I find that if I use the nutrition tracker to plan my meals I know what my calorie, carb, fat and protein counts will be ahead of time ... that gives me the opportunity to make adjustments before the food goes into my mouth, not after. I can still edit the nutrition tracker if I don't follow my plan for some reason. Secondly, allowing yourself five treats to cover you through the holidays is a good thing, but you may find that you don't crave them after being without sugar for a while. Don't feel obligated to eat those treats just because you gave yourself the option to have them.

    Good luck with your great plan.
    4000 days ago
  • GXROXY
    Have a little faith in yourself, you can do it!
    4001 days ago
  • TEDYBEAR2838
    Hi, I think the good thing is, you are stopping to see what you are doing now and what you could be doing better. There are things all of us could do better. It's not about How much can I eat and NOT gain, it's about eating healthy, getting healthy.

    ALso, remember, it's not the # on the scale. If there were no scales we'd have to use other ways to measure our successes. The fact that you are still walking with friends is great. Make little changes, not everything at once. If you've backslidden, get back up, take the bull by the horns and go forward.

    I know you have this in you and I can feel the resolve you have to get with the program that is right for you.

    here for you, on our journey to FIT

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    4002 days ago
  • CATIATM
    I was just having this conversation with a friend earlier today. Sometimes, I am my own biggest obstacle. All I can say is -- if this were easy, we'd all be supermodels!

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    4003 days ago
  • no profile photo CONNIE1-11
    great plan !
    4003 days ago
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