Sunday, October 03, 2010
1 - Take my vitamins
2 - Take my fish oil
3 - No grain no sugar
4 - Take it just one day at a time
I wanted to say something about #4
A few years ago I read "Rational Recovery". Knowing that my weight issue was related to a food addiction I thought this was an important program to read and understand. Weirdly enough, I think that it might have caused a problem for me. You see, this program drills on the idea that you make a commitment (to a diet - or recovery program) for life. That if you are going to do it, you do it forever - and there's an implied "or not at all".
But today I decided to go back to an old adage of mine - "just get through today" -- because honestly, sometimes all I have is enough strength for today - and I've found that if I string enough 'todays' together, soon it's weeks and then months and in that time I've made progress and frankly, in weight loss progress is the key.
And, on another note - I was rather inspired on Friday night when while out drinking with friends, one of my best (male) friends mentioned how amazing I looked when I had dieted down for my wedding. Honestly I didn't know anyone had really noticed. That made me feel really good and I would really like to look and feel that amazing again.
To that end - the plan is week is to string together 7 'one day at a time's - hit the weights 4 days this week and do at least 3 days of cardio.
The good news is, I'm no longer at the job I hate and my stress levels have gone down by 80% - If I could just figure out the money situation - I would have no stress at all :D