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Consistency?!?!?!?! HMMMMM

Saturday, August 14, 2010

I copied this section from a spark article that I read this morning. It was right on time.

100% success, 100% of the time. Is that what consistency means to you? If it is, you’re probably going to have a lot of trouble living up to this standard. A more realistic idea of the term might include the concept of two steps forward, one step back. In other words, as you progress towards your goal, even if you have a slip-up here and there, you are still well on your way. Room for an occasional failure is built right into this ideology.

Yes I am the one looking for 100% success 100% of the time. Yes I know better but there is still something deep down that wants to hold on to that which ultimately trips me up into not doing anything. I am conquering that mindset and persevering towards success

Today I got up and fixed myself my weekend breakfast. Today it was eggs bacon and toast with OJ and coffee. Looked out my window and allowed all the challenges of yesterday blow away in the wind. And TODAY I stopped eating when I was full. I left a piece of toast and 1/3 of the bacon on the plate. emoticon Yes!!!!! For me that means I was conscious of what was going on in my body.

Here are the areas that I want to be consistent in
Water min 6 glasses daily
Exercise min 3x/week
Vitamins min 5 days/week
Meditation/prayer/reading min 5 days/week
Maintaining my room/bathroom min 6 days/week

No I did not include tracking food. My goal is to stop eating when I am full. I find that when I plan a meal I am so locked into getting all the nutritional requirements in that I keep eating despite the fact that I am full because I need to get all of the food in me in order to meat the nutritional needs. (yeah I know that is that perfectionist in me)
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    emoticon for posting this. I know I needed to see it.

    emoticon on your mindfulness to your body. emoticon
    3717 days ago
    Way to listen to your body! Great goals here. :)
    3717 days ago
  • SABRINA365
    Yeeeaaaaa!! emoticon for u with listening to your body....
    And your other goals, you know you have them in the bag!
    emoticon AND YOU WILL DO IT!
    3717 days ago
    you are doing great small steps are important and figuring what works for us as an individual, have you tried ricotta pancakes with berries for breakfast they are really yummy even when you make them with wholemeal flour, keep smiling emoticon
    3718 days ago
    I have the same mind set! I have been working just about as hard at the gym as I have on my attitude towards this new life style. Thats just the thing. Its a life style, not a diet. I know I cant be perfect all the time. Just as long as Im good more than Im bad and that I really did my best. Forgiveness is not just for others! Its for ourselves! Your doing great! emoticon
    3719 days ago
  • SAL2525
    Hi there! Did you ever read I Can Make You Thin by Paul Mckenna. That is how I lost 20 of my 24 pounds. You eat when you are hungry, stop when you are full (always leaving some food behind), chew very slowly, drink water, and eat what you want. My eating patterns had got so messed up that I did not even know when I was starting to get a little hungry or know when I was getting full. I knew two modes starving and stuffed. That book really helped me start this journey. He does not recommend tracking your food or weighing yourself for that matter. I was amazed at how well it helped me. I now like to tract my food just to be sure I am getting good nutrients in and I only started weighing myself for the August Challenge. There is a CD that comes with the book that uses meditation/ hypnosis that I found very helpful initially.
    3719 days ago
    If tracking food doesn't work for you, then it's good that you're stopping. I just started tracking food again because when I don't, I don't feel accountable and I'll eat what I want. Also, it's helping me get used to what I'm supposed to be eating. It doesn't work for everyone though. :) Keep up the great work and keep on Sparking!
    3719 days ago
    I'm not tracking either this month. I just get too hung up on meeting ALL nutritional goals EVERY day and it gets me crazy. Trial and error, tune and fine-tune.
    Wishing you much success.
    3719 days ago
    I also read that same paragraph and believed highly in it. A lot of blog talks about how I keep slipping up but I at least now know what I'm doing wrong and what I need to stop doing. Even though I might eat something unhealthy one minute, the next minute, I am having water to counteract that. So yes, we both are moving in the direction and I loved reading your blog and would love to follow your success! Mind if I add you as a friend?!
    3719 days ago
    do what works for you!
    3719 days ago
    Here's to stopping when you are full!
    Huge step forward!
    3719 days ago
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