Goal progress…
July 19th, 2006 by Anna

Okay, the food goal is going great. I’ve faithfully pointed everything. My first weekly goal did NOT say I would stay within my points. I haven’t used up all my banked yet but I sure headed in that direction. The thing, though, is I’m eating lots and lots less just because I’m writing it down. I’m pretty sure I’ve said this before. I’m going to have to re-read my own journal. But it just kind of surprises me everytime. If I don’t write things down, I give myself license to gorge because I can pretend I forgot that I already had a bag of chips with my PB&J for lunch. But when I’m writing it down… there it is. And I don’t want to write down 50 points worth of food. That’s disgusting to even think about it. But last week I easily ate that plus. So I think this was a good first goal for me. I need to baby step myself back to me. If I try to go full swing I know I’ll fall right back on my butt, and while I have a little more padding right now, it’ll still hurt and make me wonder if it’s all worth the trouble. I *am* worth the trouble.

Exercise… notsomuch. The goal was three 20 minute activities this week. I’ve had exactly zero. I’ll work on that today.

3 Responses  
  • Joyce writes:
    July 19th, 20068:43 amat

    Hi Anna,
    I am so happy to see you back on. I have followed you for about 4 years, and I love your excel program. I have been a fellow WW on and off for about 20 years. I have never reached goal. I can never make it past a few weeks, so I am a bit down about that. I need to lose about 50 pounds. Anyway, I will check in often to see how you are doing. Just know that I support you and I know you will do it again!

  • Allison writes:
    July 19th, 20069:29 amat

    First of all, welcome back! I stumbled upon your website a little over a year ago when I began my own “lifestyle change.” Your website is so resourceful, helpful, and you were truly an inspiration to me.

    So that being said, we all know there will be slip-ups. None of us are perfect, although we want to think we are. :-) But you’ve come back before and you can do it again! Like you said, easing yourself into it is the best way to steer clear of falling back down.

    Congrats on your successful pointing this week. You probaby don’t need this piece of advice but I thought I’d share it anyway… One thing that’s helped me curb temptations is to tell myself, “okay, I won’t have it today. I’m being good today. I’ll have a piece tomorrow instead.” Then by the end of the day or even the following morning, I feel so good about my decision to say no and especially about having a successful day. And I can go off of that feeling for the rest of the day. It makes it much easier to stay on course. After all, it may suck in that very moment to not give into your cravings but it sure feels a hundred times better in the long run, which is certainly worth it!

    So good luck with getting back to you again. I have full faith in you!

  • Anna writes:
    July 26th, 20061:27 pmat

    Joyce, you CAN make it past a few weeks! You can do this and you DESERVE it! Come on, do it with me!

    Allison, great idea on “I won’t have it today.” I tried that yesterday. Stopped at Mom’s and stared right into that candy dish with M&M’s. I told myself no, but if I even bothered to remember it again before I left, I could have a few. I couldn’t allow myself the few from the beginning because I’m just not good with chocolate. But I forgot completely about the M&M’s and I didn’t miss a thing!

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