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A Mediocre Start

Friday, January 16, 2015

Look, we all want this to be an easy task, but if it was we wouldn't be here in the first place. This process is going to leave us with results that are in direct correlation to the effort we put into it. Lay out your plans in detail. Visualize and predict your results. Act, according to your plan, in a way that will make your visualization a reality. How did SparkPeople put it? Oh yeah, planning, prediction and performance.

This topic is one I started to blog about quite awhile ago; before I committed to regular blogging last summer. So when I sat down this morning to write my weekly blog, I came across it. I say it all the time to the folks in my diabetes prevention classes, and to the folks I still do personal training for…”your results will be in direct correlation to the effort you put into this process.” There is clearly a dose-response relationship.

It was a mediocre week for me this week, directly correlating to my effort of course. I’m still doing a great job of getting regular exercise in. I’m doing a fairly good job of visualizing where I want to be, how I want to look and more importantly-how I want to feel. But I’m still struggling with controlling the nutritional component. I plan and record my food through the day to my afternoon snack. I do an OK job eating dinner, even not always knowing what I will be having. But when there are treats in the lunchroom, I am weak. Knowing there are frozen (or any) treats in the house, makes me weak. These are the things I must get control of.

My sister is coming from Washington tonight and we are going to get matching tattoos. We have been planning this for about 4-5 months. I’m super looking forward to this weekend. I’ve got no particular meal plans in place, but the great thing is that she is a supportive and willing participant in my journey. She’s willing to try new and different healthy food options, like quinoa recipes, etc. All in all, it should be a relatively healthy, fun and relaxing weekend.
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    I am the worst at planning weekly meals...I really, really, really need to work on this!!! AAAaaaaaahhhhhhh!

    2260 days ago
    Enjoy the weekend and plan for a better next week!
    2284 days ago
    The planning is what gets me as far as nutrition is concerned. I am ok for breakfast and dinner, it is lunches away from home that are problematic. I don't want to be just hungry so far I have managed to be able to wait until I get to healthy food for lunch but I need to figure out what I can bring with me to keep me from being so hungry a drive through is all I can see. I love tattoos as well. sounds like you have a good weekend lined up. Have a great time with your sister.
    2284 days ago
    Your first sentence says it all!!!Thanks for sharing.
    2285 days ago
    Sounds like you are doing great! I am easily tempted when treats are available too. In my home, I try to keep a few treats that don't tempt me to overeat, so I can have an occasional treat of 50-100 calories (for me, I keep hard candies, frozen fruit pops, ginger snap cookies, mint chewy candies -- and I count out the portions so I don't go over my 100 calorie sweets limit). At work, it helps me to sip coffee or tea while the treats are passed round.
    2285 days ago
  • CRACKERS4554
    What a wonderful transformation you have made over the last several years! I am impressed and will continue working on myself. I just started making out a menu to follow since I have failed in the past. I am following the Jorge Cruise The 100 which counts sugar calories and have lost 3 pounds just this week.

    Have fun with your sister!!
    2285 days ago
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    Very important to the process. Lack of planning gets me everyday practically. I really need to put the plan in place this weekend so that my vision of this year becomes a reality.

    What it the tattoo? I really want to get more but something keeps holding me back. So I figured out my next tattoo can logically be split into five parts. So my plan is to get one piece per 20 lb loss.

    Have a great weekend with your sister! 😘
    2285 days ago
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