Doing it the "correct" way can be so hard - mentally
Friday, January 12, 2018
After joining SP in 5/2017, I spent the last 8 months of 2017 learning from SP and its members. Never before had I consistently stayed mindful of my health and diet for such a long period of time. I knew SP was changing me. I was so excited for the 2018 New Year as I felt so prepared, and for the most part I was/am prepared to make this year different.
Note: Every other new year would start with a goal of losing 5 -10 pounds in the first week, and my strict "diet" would barely make it to the first week it even made it that far. Once I blew the "diet" or did not make the goal, it was over until weeks or months later when I would try banging my head against the wall with the same plan.
This year my plans are different. My goal is to lose 40 pounds throughout the year, and I have a goal to lose about 5 pounds in January. I have spent the first 10/11 days getting on the treadmill and getting in a good number of steps. I also have tracked my food and have drunk 8 glasses of water 11/11 days. During this time, I had two Holiday parties and ate out with a friend twice. In other words, I lived life. Despite being mindful of what I was eating and doing, I did not feel like I was on a "diet," but rather I was making better choices for the long run. Additionally, in the first 11 days I read several articles on SP that compared the issues with quick weight loss versus the slow and steady approach. I have been asked if I lost weight, and I am aware of several NSV, so why is it so mentally difficult to weigh in today with JUST a 2 pound lose????