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"You can have the results you say you want, or you can have all the reasons in the world why you can’t have them. But you can’t have both. Reasons or results. You get to choose."


Susan Carlson

Thursday, February 25, 2010

What a difference a day makes (and then I got sidetracked and changed topics)

Let me see... 

  • My tester is not overly upset at going home.  She loves Melbourne but was always aware that she could return to India at any time.
  • My DH has a 'second' interview tomorrow
  • I am back on track
  • My DH was able to get a copy of a gift voucher he misplaced so we can do the lunch without having to pay
  • I had lots of work to do this morning so the day has flown
  • I applied for a job this morning that finished the advertisement with 'leave work each day knowing you have made a difference' which is exactly what I am looking for.
  • My boss talked to me about where I will report and be located after June this year which makes me think I have a job for a little while longer here anyway

It must have been just over a month ago that I was given a link to Sean Anderson's wonderful blog.  Something he wrote about in the past two days has really resonated.
In 525 days he has gone over his allocated calorie allowance twice.  This time was an accident, he misjudged the calorie content of some food.  I assume the first time was too.
Then I read other blogs.  I think back to the books I have read from people who have lost a lot of weight.  There is a common thread.

From what I have read, the majority of people who lose weight and either keep it off or keep losing, have minimal or even NO days off plan.  Because this is LIFE not a diet you go 'on' or 'off'. 

When I got to goal in 1998 I stuck to my WW points allowance every single week from start to goal.
Lisa Delaney author of 'secrets of a former fat girl' is someone who has been at goal for 20 years from memory...  she had a mantra I adopted: It's not optional.

Another common thread is simplicity.  No complex plans or potions.  Simple calorie limits and/or exercise commitments.

In theory I have adopted these philosophies.  I have a simple WW plan to follow.  I have a simple exercise regime I have commited to.  I quote the 'It's not optional' approach.

The reality is I mess with my exercise plan, try to do things I am not allowed by my physio and then I stop everything when I can't do as much as I want.

The reality is I let many things be excuses for eating off plan.

The reality is that if I keep having a day here and 2 days there off plan they will grow to a week here and a month there and before you know it I will be heavier than I started.

The reality is that I need to LIVE my approach, not just blog it.

The reality is that I don't FEEL that commitment right now.

The reality is I can FAKE it until I FEEL it.

The reality is that if I really want to be slim, fit and healthy I NEED to commit to this 110%. 

Simple plan:
WW
Some exercise every day (floor work 3 times per week)

Mantra:
It is NOT optional

If I blog next week, next month, next whenever and use ANY excuse for not following this plan please feel free to refer me back to this blog.

(And believe me the excuses are clamouring already.  They just got told to shut up!)

2 comments:

cmoursler said...

well I was going to blather on about how I have high calorie days...but then realized it was a part of my plan...and so it merely reinforced your point.
Make a plan you can stick with, then stick with it.
Good plan. lol.

Martine said...

Couldnt agree more. You have to decide what you want more, fat or thin. Sean Anderson's blog is great and informative, unfortunately his marriage has fallen apart which is a shame but certainly he is a sexy beast now !!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

What a difference a day makes (and then I got sidetracked and changed topics)

Let me see... 

  • My tester is not overly upset at going home.  She loves Melbourne but was always aware that she could return to India at any time.
  • My DH has a 'second' interview tomorrow
  • I am back on track
  • My DH was able to get a copy of a gift voucher he misplaced so we can do the lunch without having to pay
  • I had lots of work to do this morning so the day has flown
  • I applied for a job this morning that finished the advertisement with 'leave work each day knowing you have made a difference' which is exactly what I am looking for.
  • My boss talked to me about where I will report and be located after June this year which makes me think I have a job for a little while longer here anyway

It must have been just over a month ago that I was given a link to Sean Anderson's wonderful blog.  Something he wrote about in the past two days has really resonated.
In 525 days he has gone over his allocated calorie allowance twice.  This time was an accident, he misjudged the calorie content of some food.  I assume the first time was too.
Then I read other blogs.  I think back to the books I have read from people who have lost a lot of weight.  There is a common thread.

From what I have read, the majority of people who lose weight and either keep it off or keep losing, have minimal or even NO days off plan.  Because this is LIFE not a diet you go 'on' or 'off'. 

When I got to goal in 1998 I stuck to my WW points allowance every single week from start to goal.
Lisa Delaney author of 'secrets of a former fat girl' is someone who has been at goal for 20 years from memory...  she had a mantra I adopted: It's not optional.

Another common thread is simplicity.  No complex plans or potions.  Simple calorie limits and/or exercise commitments.

In theory I have adopted these philosophies.  I have a simple WW plan to follow.  I have a simple exercise regime I have commited to.  I quote the 'It's not optional' approach.

The reality is I mess with my exercise plan, try to do things I am not allowed by my physio and then I stop everything when I can't do as much as I want.

The reality is I let many things be excuses for eating off plan.

The reality is that if I keep having a day here and 2 days there off plan they will grow to a week here and a month there and before you know it I will be heavier than I started.

The reality is that I need to LIVE my approach, not just blog it.

The reality is that I don't FEEL that commitment right now.

The reality is I can FAKE it until I FEEL it.

The reality is that if I really want to be slim, fit and healthy I NEED to commit to this 110%. 

Simple plan:
WW
Some exercise every day (floor work 3 times per week)

Mantra:
It is NOT optional

If I blog next week, next month, next whenever and use ANY excuse for not following this plan please feel free to refer me back to this blog.

(And believe me the excuses are clamouring already.  They just got told to shut up!)

2 comments:

cmoursler said...

well I was going to blather on about how I have high calorie days...but then realized it was a part of my plan...and so it merely reinforced your point.
Make a plan you can stick with, then stick with it.
Good plan. lol.

Martine said...

Couldnt agree more. You have to decide what you want more, fat or thin. Sean Anderson's blog is great and informative, unfortunately his marriage has fallen apart which is a shame but certainly he is a sexy beast now !!