Slip-ups are inevitable. What is the best way to get on track when things do not go according to plan?
When I track all to foods eaten daily, I feel great accomplishment and satisfaction
Everyone has bad days, EVERYONE. Don't beat yourself up if you have a day or week when you indulge too much. Just find your motivation again and get back on track. Use your food tracker, weigh everyday and celebrate all your accomplishments big or small!
I have really honed in on my difficulty in losing weight and that is my night time eating. So for over a week now, I have allotted myself 200 calories or less for my after dinner/before bedtime eating. (Ex. a light fat free yogurt, piece of fruit) or planning something less than 200 calories.
When I need to get on track, I can't look back. I have to focus on where I want to be and not where I am coming from!
If you have a day when you've overeaten,don't beat yourself up-make it your goal to reflect on why you overate so you won't do it again
There will never be enough chocolate or doritos or pizza or whatever your comfort food of choice is to fix what is hurting you. Once you realize that food is never the answer to your problems, you are one step closer to achieving your weight loss goal.
Start a list of thinks you are more p.owerful than. You have been derailed and need to get back on track. What are you more powerful than? I am more powerful than banana cream pie. Post this ongoing list
Whenever I have a setback I use the Reports option in sparkpeople to view my progress over time. This helps me see that one day is not much of a setback.
I've been going to bed later and later at night until I finally crashed at 2:00 a.m. Last night I forced myself to be in bed by 10:00 pm. I allowed myself to watch t.v. for exactly one hour, then I switched off all the lights and turned on my ambient sound machines. This worked like a charm!
I have an online buddy that I chat with daily (it only take a couple of minutes if that is all the time we have) but it makes all the difference. We set goals for each day and discuss the goals from the previous day.