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Friday, September 21, 2012

Naturally Thin - 4

I haven't written about my progress on the project to become naturally thin for a couple of weeks because I have struggled a little. HMMMM maybe if I had continued to track the progress MAYBE just maybe I wouldn't be struggling.
 
I have lost another 1 lb on the scale but I know it could have been more if I had been as motivated as much as I was on week one. So back to plan and on to Step #4.
 
This step is another one we ALL know to do, but in this technology age we forget.
 
PAY ATTENTION
 
That's right, pay attention.....to what you eat, how you (or someone else) makes it,  when you eat and where you eat.
 
This means to stop multitasking while eating - so no more TV watching, computer surfing or talking on the phone. (UMMMM I am struggling with this one). Sit down while eating. If you skip the multitasking, it sure would be easier to be more calm and enjoy the meal more.
 
Chew slowly and enjoy each and every bite instead of wolfing in down and not paying attention to whether you are full. Make sure you are actually tasting the food before it is gone and you can't remember if it was good or not.
 
On to a big part of Step 4 - don't eat it if it isn't that good. What a waste of calories, energy and just plain common sense. I can deal with something that doesn't look good if it tastes YUMMY but if it isn't tasty, why eat it?
 
So what do you think of this step? Like I say, I struggle with not multitasking while eating. I just wanna slump into the couch, watch TV and eat. BUT I then realize that I finished off a whole plate of something that I don't even know if I liked, or if I was full or without even caring if it was healthy.
 
I would love to hear if you are also on a weight loss journey and how you are doing. Maybe we can motivate each other a little.
 
Until next time....keep on creating.

4 comments:

JJ said...

Kim: You are giving yourself some good advice. When I was in competition, I could manage my weight to within a half pound any time I wanted. The older I get, it takes much more focus. Hang in there!

LeAnn said...

I am motivated by your post. However, I am just like you and do almost the same things. Let's hang in there together and I will take your thoughts today and work on them.
Blessings to us for every little successful moment on getting healthy.

Lana Wallpe said...

Losing weight is such a 24/7/365 task. Some days are much better than others. I'm still fightung the fight every day, even with meds.... you do what you have to do. I figure if I do not take meds to help me keep the weight off then I would be taking meds for high blood pressure or diabetes.

Hang in there friend!

Quiltingranny said...

My weight goals this year will start with seeing my doctor for physical and blood work. Today I am seeing my Rheumatologist and maybe he can come up with something to make my feet stop hurting so much. #1 Goal, go to bed when the family does and no more mindless snacking! I am here for you Kim!

 
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