Thursday, December 13, 2012
What a crazy subject line, right? Well, it isn't quite 4:30 in the morning as I start this blog & this is what my brain feels like before I finish my coffee.
I have some funny stuff & serious stuff for you today. It's always great to start out with a chuckle, don't you think?
Isn't that great? I have found that I can't do a diet. If you tell me I can't have something, or that I have to eat 25 pounds of carrots a day, I freak out. And did you ever notice that the first three letters of diet are "D-I-E." Eeeek!
I like the idea of a healthy eating plan -- not necessarily a diet. If my buddy at work makes a cake & would be crushed if I didn't try it, I give up a snack & eat 2 bites of cake. I like cake. My buddy is happy, I'm happy, it's all good.
Oh, the dreaded plateau. They are terrible aren't they? I've been on 2 in the last couple of months & they are so hard to break. It's easy to get discouraged & want to quit, but don't you do it!!! It took awhile, but I pushed through them. What a sense of accomplishment!!
Lessons learned from a plateau:
Things are happening even when you can't yet see the results. That's why it's so important not only to weigh, but to measure. And don't forget about those non-scale victories!! Even if the scale & measuring tape aren't moving, do you feel better? Are you able to walk/run/pump iron 5 minutes longer than last week? My all time favorite non-scale victory is when my sweet hubby tells me he's proud of me. Whew!! That's a great one!! Tissue moment!!
The choice is yours. I want to use my towel to wipe off the sweat!!!
I'm glad I started in June.
Blessings to you!!!