Tuesday, March 1, 2016

March 1st, 2016 I Wouldn't Be Here

March 1st, 2016 I Wouldn't Be Here

I had a really busy day. I challenged myself in the kitchen for breakfast and lunch. It was a nice change of pace. Today was one of the most productive days I've had in a long time. The difference? I made a list, first thing. Then I tackled the list. Sounds simple, I know, but for whatever reason, I tend to keep the list in my head--where it's easily moved around in the name of convenience, or I forget easily or I rationalize a measure of procrastination. ooh, wait--maybe that's why I usually keep it there.

I did things differently today and it showed. It made a monumental difference. Isn't it interesting how we sometimes get so locked into routine that we might not even realize we've closed our minds to new ideas and perspectives?

I bring an open mind and a willingness to embrace new perspectives when it comes to my weight loss and maintenance. If I hadn't, and didn't--I wouldn't be here writing this blog post.

I stocked up my fruit on the way home and walked in the door right around 5pm. I was simply exhausted. I wanted coffee badly, but I promised myself I wouldn't do a late coffee. The toughest time was right after a short nap, before my Tuesday night support group conference call. I'm telling you--this late afternoon/early evening coffee thing is a tough habit to break. I don't intend to give up coffee. But I do intend on limiting it later in the day, when the next morning's alarm is set for 4:30am.

All I drink is water and coffee with half and half. That's it. And I often struggle with water. Forty-nine days out of every fifty or so, I hit my minimum water goal--but I promise you, it's all because of the accountability factor. 

I'm not real thrilled with myself about not working out tonight. I made the decision to work on a personal project instead. Dinner was late, after my conference call--and then I started working--and it took me longer than I planned. By the time I wrapped it up, it was too late. I should be in bed right now.

I'm headed there within minutes.

Tomorrow is maintenance weigh-in day! After last time's gain, it'll be interesting to see where the number lands in the morning.

I maintained the integrity of my calorie budget. I remained abstinent from refined sugar. I hit my minimum water goal. I was active in one on one and group support exchanges. And it's been another good day.

Hitting the pillow now!

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Thank you for reading and your continued support,


  1. Thank you. You inspire me. I gained 80 lbs after an injury 2 years ago and I'm just getting my motivation back.

  2. Thanks for the updates on your food journals, it inspires me to track food more consistently.

  3. Your food always looks wonderful and of course clean and healthy. You really do eat clean don't you.That's the big thing now and looks like you pretty much live that life style. About your water is there anything like a infuser water bottle you could use for some interesting combos. You know mint, strawberry, cucumber, or orange and lemon slices. They're very refreshing and makes water a little more exciting.

  4. I second Robin's suggestion. Using an infuser or just dropping a few slices of orange, lemon or a strawberry in a glass of water can make it a refreshing treat!


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