Saturday, July 18, 2009

In The Right Direction

I have decided one more time to change my weigh-in day, back to Monday. This is where it will stay...after I thought about it long and hard, I realized that getting on the scale on Mondays will keep me more accountable over the weekend. Even though I did a good job this past weekend away from home with my food and exercise, typically weekends are the hardest time for me, and really for most of us. We are more likely to cast our weekday routines aside and do whatever we want. While that maybe be good in some areas of our lives, it can be devastating to our healthy eating plans.

While I am all for an occasional treat, it's difficult for some of us to go back on plan afterward. That is something that must be learned, just like any other good habit we are adopting into our lives. If I have to step on that scale on Monday, I'm much more likely to have that single treat and then get back with the program, since I know I want to see progress when I weigh myself.

Now, I know I still have to follow those same rules during the week...a binge will be harmful no matter what day of the week it is. I'm happy to report that I have gone 3 and 1/2 days without sugary foods. Right now I know it's too dangerous for me to eat them, because I find it hard to stop at the proper serving size once I have that sugar in me. My body feels so much better this way, and like I've said before - I have to remind myself of that anytime the sweet stuff starts calling my name. It's like the saying "Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels". The momentary pleasure of the sugar rush will not feel good at all once it wears off and you crash, and too much sugar over time makes your body more sluggish. I'd rather have the energy to do all I need or want to do in my life than have those instant rushes.

Now, it is hard the first few days that you avoid sugar, but it is worth it in the long we all have to hang in there and we will get through it. Remember also to pray about it: God will help you get stronger if you just ask Him. And don't forget to thank Him for the help!


Christine R. Cox said...

Good idea - call it 'accountability Monday' and stick w/ that plan. I'll do the same! Thanks.

Mesha said...

i agree with mondays keeping you accountable over the weekends. :)