Sherillynn's Journal, 02 May 2013

The plan for today was to go to the fitness center and work out. Mother Nature may have her own ides though. Through the night, the weather changed and we have gotten snow and ice. Mother Nature- may I remind you that it's May 2?

I am off from work today. There are several things on the agenda but the big one is to overhaul the list of things that I can and should be eating.

Yesterday, I was talking about sabotage and really focusing on that. One of the things that I need to tune in to a bit more is the small stuff. All those little cheats or indiscretions are upping my carb intake. I was telling myself that these dressings or cheats only added a few more carbs. Yes, that's true.

Eventually, all those little cheats add up to way more carbs than what I need or should have on Atkins. It was slowing my weight loss. I was frustrated. Yet, when I look, I was telling myself it's no big deal. TRUTH: It IS a BIG deal. I cannot keep deluding myself and then wonder why the weight isn't coming off faster.

SOLUTION: I am reacquainting myself with the Atkins website and the Atkins handbook.I know the rules. I just need to remind myself again. May will be a better month for weight loss. I have been averaging 5# per month. The goal this month is 7#.

I can do it. Its not an unrealistic goal but I MUST have the proper mindset.
1- I will review the allowed foods.
2- I will preplan my meals.
3- I will have things prepared ahead of time so I don't have any excuses.
4- I will do some shopping to restock some low carb items that will make me feel full.

These are all small things that I CAN do, all things I am capable of controlling and all steps that will allow me to be in control.

Today, I am so thankful that I haven't just stopped trying. I'm thankful for all the tools I need to continue with my goal. I'm glad to have a day off to refocus and mostly, I am thankful for the encouragement that I get from all of you.

God is good. His mercies endure forever.

Diet Calendar Entry for 02 May 2013:
646 kcal Fat: 50.82g | Prot: 20.67g | Carb: 29.21g.   Lunch: Bacon, Raw Vegetable, Hidden Valley Buttermilk Ranch Dressing, Atkins Vanilla Fruit & Nut Bar. Snacks/Other: Blue Diamond Bold Wasabi & Soy Sauce Almonds, Raw Vegetable. more...
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I've found it useful to record my food before I even prepare it, let alone eat it. That way, if I'm going to eat something bad, the facts about it are staring me in the face when I have a chance to do something about it, not after when it's too late. I also keep a dozen hard boiled eggs in the fridge at all times so that they're a convenient snack. Most of the time I end up eating the wrong this is because I don't have the time/energy to make the right things, so I grab whatever's on the shelf. If you can figure out the behaviours that drive you to eat the carb-y things, don't assume you can overcome said behaviours by willpower alone. Just come up with a plan to meet those needs with allowable foods. Good luck! I know you can do it! 
02 May 13 by member: LizCon
That's a great idea. I might have to try it that way and see how it works for me. I have been recording food on another site but maybe I'll switch it back to FatSecret again. I can't decide which site is more convenient. 
02 May 13 by member: Sherillynn
I have thought a lot about how much I sabotage myself with thoughts like "it's just a couple of chips" or "it's not a whole serving" or "it's been a hard day, I deserve it". Need to quit thinking that way and treat myself right. I deserve to have good health that's what! 
03 May 13 by member: skwhite

     
 

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