Saturday, July 21, 2012
EAT -- Effort
I was dreading my weigh-in this morning. I didn't have a terrible week, eating-wise. In fact, I attempted to drink more water this week. But that was the only thing I had to make an effort to do. All the healthy eating and bike riding (33 miles) this week sort of came naturally. I did it without a lot of thought, planning or effort. I recognized this lack of effort and became convinced that it would result in a gain. Nope! Lost 2.2 pounds! This is a turning point for me. In the past, even back in February when I started this, I was making so much effort that if I lost 2.2 pounds, I wanted a medal. And a parade. Things have certainly changed! This turning point comes with a pitfall. I am afraid that this perceived lack of effort will turn into an actual lack of effort and that I will slowly revert back to my former way of eating. I need to keep an eye on that. Also in the past, I have been reluctant to "go on a diet" because it consumes me to the point where it is all I can think of and talk about. Obviously this has not been the case this time. I am so grateful for that. Today is Saturday, the day I allow myself to eat my extra 49 points with controlled abandon. Last week I ate a whole 7" pizza at South Perry Pizza, it was so delicious! I wonder where my controlled abandon will take me today?