Originally Posted by pferde01
What do you find more effective for you? What provides you with better results both emotionally and on the scale?
I am really afraid of trying to push myself to be perfect and destroying the positivity I'm finally feeling towards myself! But I also don't want to cheat myself out of better results since I want to believe I'm capable of them .... If that makes any sense!!
I totally get what you are saying. Sometimes I feel like poking along and doing what I can to be happy is most important and then there are days when I think "if I just went balls to the wall for 6 weeks, I would see such a big difference".
But I don't really want to go balls to the wall. Trying to be perfect is too much pressure for me... and in the end, I want this to be easy. So I am working on changing the way I think.
Saturday, I was at the grocery store and I saw a jar of Tostitos Spinach Dip. I used to buy crap like that with chips/fritos on the weekend to "treat" myself. But really... why was that a "treat". It doesn't taste all that good (not like Spinach Dip at resturants) and it would just give me heartburn. How is heartburn a "treat".
So, I am trying to change what I think of as a "treat". Instead, I "treated" myself with fresh fruit. I bought strawberries and a cantalope. I have a recipe for grilling fruit that I think I may try this week - grilled peaches, grilled pineapples... Small glass of cold white wine...
THAT is a "treat". Not heartburn in a jar.
And by not having "Fat Sunday's" anymore where I "treat" myself to jars of hearburn and bags of indegestion (aka. cheesy poofs) I know that my weight will go down... And it is!
"I'd rather waltz than just walk through the forrest"
- Sprint Triathlon: 9/11/2011
- Half Marathon: 9/18/2011
- Weigh under 210: GOAL!!! As of 7/16/2010
- Next goal: Get BACK to under 210