-------------- Main Goal -------------- I will maintain a calm, happy, and aware state of equilibrium. When I get into a different state, I will become aware of it as soon as possible and will consistently choose to access non-food resources rather than using food to change my state.
Resources to choose: a. exercise b. friends c. music c. time outdoors d. relaxation e. play f. taking care of what needs to get done g. being grateful h. do something for someone else i. meditation j. mindfulness k. deep breathing l. SparkPeople j. organize something for 10 minutes (ByHisSpirit: thanks for this one!)
- Plan and track food and exercise every day. - Stay in daily contact with my diet partner.
For weight loss and maintenance, I'm finding it helpful to be:
Thanks for your encouragement to set a pre-New Years goal! I've decided that mine is to get under 300 pounds by January 1. That means losing 15 pounds in about 8.5 weeks.
I've spent most of this month re-establishing healthy habits and introducing new ones. I've also drastically increased my activity level. However, I have not yet seriously worked on staying within my target calorie range. That is my focus for November! My pre-New Years goal will be great motivation!
Thanks for the friend add. :) I'm so glad I discovered low-carb! (I've been losing about 2 lbs. per week pretty consistently) Your before/after pics are a great inspiration! Do you still do low-carb to maintain what you've lost?