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Harder than it seems

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

It is always harder than it seems. The only time losing weight has been easy is when I'm so depressed from a break up I literally cannot keep food down. And a break up that devastating is way harder than dieting anyway. So- I need to keep coaching myself. Because I talk better to myself when I do it that way.

Kelli- I want you to keep in mind that you are making progress! Sometimes just not gaining any more is the first step. I know it is easy to want to see bigger losses. But consistency and patience is key. Let's talk about the last few days.

There has been donuts at work since Monday. Good donuts. So you've been indulging. 2 each day. Well, not the greatest choice once but especially twice. You know that is overindulging and does not carry the nutritional value you need. It seems a really big issue for you is just seeing the food. The sight of it triggers your craving. You're not thinking about it until you see it. That is why you stopped going to the cafeteria for coffee. Because then you saw the scones and the cookies and too often grabbed one. We already spoke about keeping things out of the house and you're doing pretty good with that. Which leads me into what you are doing well. Yes, you ate donuts. What did you do though? YOu tracked them. You may have gone over your calories a bit, but you didn't go way over. You're still below the calories you burned for the day. You stopped eating before 9pm last night. You went on a nice bike-ride today. You ate the healthy salad as a side at work. You drank tons of water. You are listening to your audio books to learn and you're doing this.

Kelli- we have a couple of small goals right now. So don't try to throw another one in like no donuts, no sugar, less than 100 carbs etc. I want you to focus on what you are working on. You've been tracking and drinking water .Those are good habits. You're working on not eating past 9pm and exercising at least 10 minutes per day and tracking your cycle. When these become an ingrained habit, we'll add something else. So, for now, if you eat a donut but it's not going crazy over your calories, it's no big deal. We'll tackle that project later! I know it goes against the grain of what you've told yourself in the past and it probably goes against what a lot of others might tell you. But I know you better than anyone and I know your history. For now, this is what we are doing. We are a turtle. Slow and steady wins the race. You are no longer a rabbit.
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