So last night I broke things off with the long-term, long-distance boyfriend. No, it's no big deal I had actually checked out of the relationship some time ago so the break-up was more of a relief than anything, although I feel bad that he seemed to have been blind-sided. Not sure how he didn't see it coming, but that's totally off topic.
Anyway, this relationship had been taking up so much time and energy the last month to keep it going that I wasn't losing like I wanted to. I wasn't getting enough sleep due to being on the phone ALL the time and wasn't exercising because of the same reason. Eating habits were falling apart, I actually only lost 3 pounds the last two months.
Since it's a new month, new week, new day, I am starting something to help me stay on plan. I found a whole package of blank printable business cards in my desk (I used to use them to make little coupons for the BF) and got the idea to make some little "On Plan Cards" that would help me visualize my progress. I just used a computer template to print them up with lines for meals and snacks, numbers to cross off for water and space to check off my one allowed diet soda per day.
On days that I totally stick to the plan, I am going to write the number on the back and throw it in a jar so I can see how many days I've been following my plan. If I slip, I am going to force myself to throw them all away and start over at 1 with an empty jar. I think it will be helpful to me to see the little cards accumulating in the jar and it's an every day reminder to stay on plan and that cards piling up in the jar means pounds falling off.
Here's to March and getting into the 220's by April 1!