Thursday, December 8, 2011

Making Some Lists

It's so easy to forget that one good choice can often lead to another...
Small victories and triumphs, strung together, are often more important than one big win....

So far this week, I have:
  • worked out every day.
  • discovered I can walk the 18 flights up to my office anytime I want.
  • eaten to plan 95% of the time.
  • fed myself healthy meals and snacks when hungry.
  • resisted the pull of frustration and negativity the one night I ate off plan.
  • focused on being positive and loving myself, ie coaxing myself into the gym because it will make me feel better and banishing the voice that says, nastily, "You have to go to the gym because you're a big fat lardo."
  • reminded myself that above all else, I want to be strong and fit, no matter what I weigh.
Things I need to be aware of:
  • Just because I've pulled myself back on track, I am not magically going to drop a size.
  • When I start working out and eating right, I feel really good. I somehow expect that to immediately transform into my looking really good too.
  • If I catch a glimpse of my ample posterior in a mirror/window reflection, I should concentrate on how much firmer and muscular it looks than three years ago, NOT on how big it is, overall.
  • I don't have to go to every Christmas party that I'm invited to. It's ok to be choosy.

That's it from Ish-land today. Hope you are all having a good week!


  1. Ok, you are doing fantastic! Small battles won will equal winning the war some day!

    I am so like that, when I am doing really well and feeling the high of being super good on plan and exercise somehow I expect to see changes much more readily than when I just normally good. Weird. And sadly I am often letdown by not dropping a size overnight. Who knew? Damn it all!

  2. Great job this week! It is so hard to be good and then you just want the scale to reward you with a loss of a pound for each day you were good! It's hard to be patient.

  3. Yay you Ish. Sending wonderful weekend wishes to Ish-land from Roz Land!!!!

  4. 18 FLIGHTS? Just.... wow. I'd need oxygen.


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