July 18, 2013
Okay, it has been 10 days since I have been back on track. Things have been so crazy and the eating plan has been so to speak out the window. I am trying once again today to get back on track. I am planning to go to the grocery either tonight or tomorrow. I am going to get back on the wagon AGAIN. I am not going to make to my original goal of 25 pounds by August 5. I did not weigh in this morning but the times I did weigh in I have not gained but 3 or 4 pounds of the 17 I had originally lost.
I subscribe to the Daily Meditation site for Weight Loss by Jane Powell. I am going to start using this a stepping stone to express
Today's Affirmation: I have the time and energy to lose weight.
That is exactly what I need to follow. So often, I am caught up either with work, the grand-baby or just life activities and I do not take the time to focus on myself so that I don’t derail by myself from my eating plan. I promise myself that I will take the time and focus on what my goals are so that I can be successful (that is losing the weight that I need to so that I feel and look healthy).
Eight Part Article on mindful eating
When you begin eating mindfully, a whole new world will open up to you.
If you are finding mindful eating challenging, you are not alone. To make it easier, I thought I would provide you with several mindful eating tips:
1. Gratitude. Whether you are swinging by Taco Bell or preparing a decadent dinner, appreciate the food you are about to eat. When you appreciate, you focus attention on yourself and the food, and it makes what you are about to eat all the more special. Taking a moment to look at your food and give thanks, will also focus your attention in a positive way, helping you to stay mindful all the way through. By Jane Powell
Most of the time I am so distracted and not in tune with what I am eating. I often find myself eating while working thus not savoring what I have to eat to the point of enjoyment. Sometimes, based on the choices I have not connected to the food at all because I am eating just so that I am on plan not because I enjoy what I have to eat. I need to take more time and plan better so that the food is enjoyable to me and more time to enjoy what I do have to eat.