Woot woot! All the hard work and determination have paid off with a reward of new numbers and a weekly weight loss of 4.6 pounds. I'll take it!!!!
I'm so thankful to be headed in the right direction. Stepping onto the scale feels great because I know I've done all I could to be on plan.
Hearing Dan Russell talk today was awesome as well. He's amazing and so inspirational. He reminded me that keeping my eyes on my goals and then doing everything I can physically to reach them will make me successful over the long run. Hard work over a long period of time will equal success. So true.
I'm in process of changing a bit of stinkin' thinkin'. It's the same thing that reared it's head last Tuesday and I guess I didn't realize how much it was ingrained in me but historically this would have been my "cheat" day and I find myself thinking of "cheats" and "sneaks". Weird how those old tapes start playing when we least expect them. I'm down 15 pounds in 2 weeks and on the day I should be celebrating, my brain is confusing my efforts. But ... I will NOT go down that path!
Instead, each time a "cheat" pops into my head, I'm thinking of things I could instead to reward my efforts ... like tonight I'm going jean shopping and on Friday I'm getting a manicure and pedicure. Those are far more rewarding in the long run and as I redirect my brain and old tapes, I'm getting more and more excited for the coming weeks.
I know this week I can be 100% on plan again. When that happens, I'll be down another couple pounds. When I'm down another couple pounds my clothes will fit better and I'll feel more energized. I'll also be that much closer to my goal. This is doable. And I'm doing it!