Sometimes doing just for doing's sake is just not quite enough. Sometimes I need a little bit of extra incentive to help me along. When I'm seeing progress (a.k.a. movement on the scales or measurements or the fitting of the clothes), I don't feel as much of a need for "extras." For me, though, those numbers move s....l....o....w....l....y, and here lately, staying the course has been hard. I've turned to nuts as a comfort food (BAD f'n idea!), and I find myself making less-than-optimal decisions elsewhere--small indiscretions that make for bigger impact on the physique.
To help get myself back on track, I have begun to give myself habits
specific to me to follow for 2 weeks at a time. I am currently finishing
up my "No fried foods" habit. (Yes, things have been that bad.)
Specifically, this one was to encourage me to stay away from the
tortilla chips at the Mexican restaurant which are a trigger food for me
right now. With Marc's business, we often go out with others to eat.
Most often, that is to one of the local Mexican restaurants, thus the
tortilla chip temptation. My goal is to be 90% compliant with each
habit, and if I am, I get my reward. I'm doing well with this particular
habit, and my next one is, "No nuts unless they are part of a prepared
My reward, you ask? I've started another Pandora bracelet. For this one,
I plan for the charms to be all about my perception of myself. The
first charm is a feather. We'll see what I get next.