Sunday, July 19, 2015

Ho Hum

Ho hum . . . I'm tired of taking the photos.  They worked really well at the beginning but then something happened and then they didn't work as well.  So I am reassessing and sorting out what might work best.  Of course in the meantime I went up 2 pounds so I am . . . 10 Again!

I do know my weaknesses.  One of the problems is incentive.  I mean 10 pounds isn't a huge amount on this 5' 9" body.  No one will notice.  There won't be any compliments.  My clothing size won't change (but a few things will fit better).  So maybe I need to think about my incentive, then move forward from there.

Another issue is focus.  I need to stay focused throughout the day.  It's amazing how I can get half way through an ice cream cone (or nachos) and then remember I am trying to lose weight.  Seriously, I forget my focus!

So that's the deal, I need to address incentive and focus.  Gotta put the ol' thinking cap on when I'm on my run tomorrow . . .

7 comments:

  1. Besides dog blogs, I read a lot of other blogs. I have been drawn towards the mindfulness movement (if that is the formal name). The idea is that we need to all be attending to/mindful of everything we are doing and saying. It is so easy for us just to get into habits.

    That being said, as a behaviour analyst I know how hard habits are to change. I myself could stand to lose probably close to 10 lbs (I am not sure, I don't own a scale) and I could definitely use an increase in my exercise, but it is so easy not to change. Habits, are habits for a reason.

    Have you thought of some reward you will give yourself when you reach the 10 lb goal? That may help.

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    1. I think mindfulness is something I need in EVERY area of my life! We practiced this when we were on vacation and had a very noticeable increase in our level of pleasure!

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  2. Hari OM
    Yup. That's valid. There was an incentive but it was perhaps there only to get you to this point of digging deeper. This can only be a good thing, whichever way it tips! Happy and productive 'runninations' to you &*>
    Eyes-on...YAM xx

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    1. Let's see where it's headed . . .

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  3. We really enjoyed the photos as it helped me get motivated to pay more attention to what I was eating, instead of just wolfing it down in front of a computer screen (says she with a bowl of chocolate chip ice cream sitting next to me as I type). But you have to do what works for YOU, and if the photos aren't doing it, go to Plan B. In any investigation I do for work we always look at the who, what, where, why and perhaps that would work with dieting as well.

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    1. I think since I typically eat the same thing over and over that the photos got too boring. You'd think the food would have gotten boring but instead it was the photos!

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  4. Hi there, Just last night I told hubby I needed to loose 4 lbs-not a huge amount, but on a 5'2" frame it can be a lot. I was just where I wanted to and then the lbs keep inching on. So we are out to dinner, I had just told hubby that I wanted to lose the few lbs and what do I do but we split a dessert. So I'm like you my friend. Let me know when you figure it out and then maybe it will work with me.
    Hugs, Noreen

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