Friday, December 16, 2011

Those simple reminders....

Yesterday was a order lunch in day for work. I was determined that the guys could just deal with a Subway sandwich rather then a trip to our favorite loads of calories deli. I also was going to have Subway for dinner, as it was a busy night with our final Scout meeting of the year (woo hoo!!! - can you tell I am glad for that - this leader needs a little break). I am truly grateful that my son enjoys Subway and loads up on the vegies and he always makes a great selection on his meal. The subway day was wonderful for me. I even went to bed last night without having an evening "snack" or "munch".
As I woke up at 3 am this morning and could not get back to sleep I decided to step on the scale. I was happy with what I saw. Down another pound since last weeks weight. As I tried to go back to sleep and was thinking about everything under the sun - wrapping Christmas gifts, doing an Open House event next week, dealing with vacation schedules, what are we doing this weekend, making my Mom's famous pie next weekend - yes, I was thinking. I also thought about my Subway day and found myself saying - Hey, if Jared can do a Subway diet, how come I can't"...but then I was thinking I can't do that...I don't want to be famous - too much time away from home, right?! (giggle) I can do my own weight loss at home. Eat well, be healthy....this I have done really well this year and even if I am at about 85% right now, I need to get back to that 100% to continue making progress.
So, the thoughts in my head like sugar plums and candy treats (sounds like a Christmas Story) got me thinking about those simple reminders. Keeping this list handy is a valuable key to my success:

1. No Fast Food (Subway makes a fast sandwich, but much healthier for you then a hamburger and fries)
2. No sodas
3. Drink 6 - 8 glasses of water a day
4. Exercise 4-5 times a week at 30 minutes a shot
5. Pack my own lunch - there is variety, you save on gas and you save that $7.00 a day you would have paid if you went to the sandwich shop.
6. No eating after 7 pm
7. Getting 7-8 hours of sleep a night
8. Portion Control - don't even think about filling that plate a second time.
9. Limit the sweet treats!

Some simple reminders....getting me to the end of 2011 and will continue into the New Year!!!

Staying MOtivated MO


deanna said...

Congrats on the -1. And great advice on the success list. thanks.

Dawn said...

Your list is many bloggers including me are with you on the 85% right now....but we will hang in there through Christmas and join together to get that 100% back and be cheering each other through new losses. I can't wait!

Maren said...

I agree with everything on your list, maybe except the late eating.. My limit is 9pm ;)