When I say that calorie counting for me, is a lifestyle change, I really mean that. It is important to me that I learn how to cope with real life
while still finding a way to eat right. A lifestyle change does not mean that I have to give up the things I love to do, in order to better control my eating urges. It means I have to bust through the barriers of my bad habits and forge new possibilities and new, broader limits for myself. This week has been quite a challenge. My main focus has shifted to things other than calorie counting which has made it difficult in that area.
- I have been involved this week with a major clean-up job around the building. It looks great!! I’m so proud of all my hard work! And it will be so much easier to move around in here too!
- We have plunged full force into our financial stability plan. So I am budgeting the money and making sacrifices as needed. That’s kind of hard to get used to.
- I have embraced my new time management plan, also. The outlook calendar on my hard-drive is set it up to hold my schedule, and I have added some things to my day. It’s gone pretty well, but the last week I have been too busy. I want to to get back to it on Monday.
- I have been testing in the kitchen to find some good candy recipes for my little cottage kitchen business. There are still a few more to try. Once I settle on the ones I will offer, my attention will turn to packaging them. Then I need to look at cookie recipes. I have eaten a few pieces of candy and I will find out Sunday when I weigh in, what the damage is.
I have a real hard time balancing between various tasks and tend to be all or nothing about things. But I am fighting that bad habit, because I realize that trying to always do everything perfectly is unrealistic. It is actually counter-productive. Today I am going to be happy with what I do accomplish, It won’t be perfect! And if I gain weight this week, then I will try harder next week. It’s going to take time to learn how to eat right, come what may.