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Developing habits

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

I've been reading blogs that have been reviewing the month of October and the ups and downs people have been through. So, of course, I began thinking about what the month was like for me. October was my second month in the programme, and I would say that the conclusion I have come to at the end of it is that now there are certain things that I do that seem to have evolved into habits over the course of the month.
Such as:
Drinking water - I now long for a glass of water and cannot settle down to bed without making sure i've had my 8 glasses.
Exercising - I used to exercise sporadically. Thanks to the ten minute challenge (which I'm almost finished) I'm now slipping in some extra movement into my day everywhere. Getting those ten minutes in has become a neccessity for me.
Waking up earlier - I used to sleep in until the last possible moment. Now i'm up at 6 and giving myself some sparktime instead of rushing through my morning.
Packing lunch - best thing I ever started doing. This has made the biggest difference in my diet.
Strength training - I still don't enjoy it, but I do it.
Eating less - I don't mourn not being able to eat a massive amount of food now. Somehow my brain just knows that's how it is, and my body is more accepting of smaller amounts. I'm not longing for the chocolate this week the way I was even a week ago.

My wieght loss has been steady, which means i must be one of the lucky ones because there are a lot of blogs out there about people who are following all the rules but not losing. As I'm now down to my last 4kgs which need losing I'm a little nervous that that will start happening to me. If that happens I suppose it will mean a bit of a game plan change.

All in all, at the beginning of November I finally believe that I can do this and that I will lose the weight because of the results that I have seen so far.

So, here's to a wonderful November! I am excited to see what it brings!
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  • JOANNA202
    That's so fantastic that you have the belief now - definitely means the things you've been making yourself do despite yourself have become habits and will now be easier (in general anyway!) Looking forward to seeing more leaps and bounds from you in November. Good luck!


    3283 days ago
  • REIDTAMECA
    I had the same success as you for the month of October. I loss 8lbs. My eating and exercise habits changed. Here's looking forward to the month of November.. emoticon
    3283 days ago
  • REIDTAMECA
    I had the same success as you for the month of October. I loss 8lbs. My eating and exercise habits changed. Here's looking forward to the month of November.. emoticon
    3283 days ago
  • THETURTLEBEAR
    Wow - those are big changes! WOO HOO!
    3284 days ago
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