Good Morning Journal & Friends,
I've decided to try to keep things short during the Christmas season. I made the commitment to blog daily, not to write a book daily, LOL!
The reason I didn't get all bothered about the 2 lb gain yesterday is because I have been calorie counting, did fine for the week, so no REASON to be worried.
Having said that, I had one day that taught me a lesson! I guess I thought I should know how to estimate calories by now, and got too complacent. I had been adding up all the calories BEFORE I ate anything. Well, it was Saturday... MyGuy was off work, I was rushing, yadda yadda yadda. Yep... I got it wrong. I went over my chosen daily limit of 1999 calories by 368. Grrrr.
Not a big deal in and of itself. But if I let it become a habit and haven't learned to estimate more accurately, I can see how in the long run it would hinder my progress.
A little here, a little there... I don't want to get into that sloppy mindset that is already allowing exceptions. I don't need exceptions!! I am not at goal... I want to LOSE, not make exceptions. Yeah... it bugged me.
So, my lesson from this is to keep my priorities straight. Stay focused. Right now, I NEED to count 'em before I eat 'em. I am just not at the place yet where I can eat intuitively, or guesstimate the calories. This is just too important to me.
It's a learning process... tweaking and learning and refining as we go. But with each new lesson learned, I am thinking that will make it just that much stronger and permanent.
From Dr Phil's book: "Without question, it is this focused, goal-oriented approach to life that distinguishes winners from losers."
My verse for today: "For nothing is impossible with God."
My quote for today: "There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves." --Will Rogers
Enjoy the Journey,