Congratulations to everyone!! Sorry I'm so late in posting my results... it has been a crazy day!
In a nutshell, I did not keep all of my commitments, BUT I did have the best "health" day that I've had in a long time!! I didn't get on the treadmill, and I only drank six glasses of water, but overall, the day was a VICTORY for me. I resisted the overwhelming urge to stop and get fastfood for dinner. It took every ounce of strength I could muster.... I literally got into the lane to turn into McDonalds and then talked myself out of it, and then changed my mind again and started on my way to another fastfood restaurant. Long story short, the internal battle went on for over 20 minutes (literally the little devil on one shoulder and angel on the other). In the end, the me that wants to be healthy won the battle.
Yesterday, I made more right decisions than wrong.... and it was a day I could be proud of
I'm too late to post commitments for today, but just having posted for yesterday helped me stay stong today! I will be out of touch this weekend because I have a craft show, but I hope you will all continue to post your commitments and your results, and I will catch up on Monday.
My Commitments for this weekend:
I will not eat junkfood at the craft show (no matter how good those cinnamon roasted almonds smell)
I will drink 8 glasses of water each day
I will not partake in any alcoholic beverages at bowling on Saturday nigh
I will make more right decisions than wrong
I will start basking in the "small" victories like yesterday and start realizing that they are actually large victories!!
I will write down all of of things that I would like to acheive next week
On a side note, I have to share two other things.... First, I love you guys and I love this thread.... can we please keep it up?!? I think it has truly made a difference in helping me find the strength and renewed commitment that I've needed.... and I couldn't wait to get online tonight to see how you all did and see what you're new commitments were.
The second thing.... I had a moment of realization tonight. My son is twenty months old now, and I had planned to be losing weight ever since he was born. I just thought to myself tonight that if I had just lost two pounds a month for the last tweny months I would be 40lbs lighter. Duh, right??? But I never think in those terms. In all of my dieting efforts in the past, I would have considered 2lbs a month a failure. In fact, I wouldn't have even made it a whole month.... if the scale only moved 1lb in two weeks I would have given up. But now, I can see the victory in that. I am tired of the 'all or nothing mentality'. I am going to start embracing the "smaller" victories and see them as success.... not failure. Twenty months from today I would much rather see that I have celebrated many small victories, instead of being in the same place because I treated everything as a failure. I just had to share this, because this is a huge shift in my thinking.... and I literally feel like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I can't wait to check back on Monday!!