Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Teeter Totter

Did you know the world record for the teeter totter is 75 consecutive hours?  Seventy-five consecutive hours of ups and downs.  Our weight is like a teeter totter too.  We have our ups and downs. 

This week in Weight Watchers we talked about our own teeter tottering on the scale.  One of our biggest culprits to weight loss plateaus is when we loosen our efforts.  I made brownies on Monday.  They were gone by last night.  I ate three.  For me, that is good. Focusing on the positive is part of our arsenal in the battle of the bulge.  I could easily beat myself up for eating any brownies at all, but the fact that I only ate three is, for  me, a small victory.  We should also recognize our efforts, especially when we start to slip.  And when we slip what should we do?  We pick up right then and there.  You certainly wouldn't leave spilled milk, or a broken glass.  You would immediately clean it up and restore your floor.  So why not restore your habits?

Our good habits include:  breakfast, a snack, lunch, a snack, dinner, and a snack.  Water.  Get those fruits and veggies in.  Move more.  Remember if calories in are less than calories out it = weight loss.  Watch out for BLT's...bites, licks, and tastes.  Consider a bite to be about 100 calories.  Seriously.  Or if you are on Weight Watchers it is a point.  Yes indeed.  How fast would we fill a plate if we put all those BLT's on it throughout a day?  Choose foods that satisfy both in the tummy and the mind.

To add to last weeks food for thought the leader gave us this to think about:

Watch your actions, for they become your habits, watch your habits for they become your character; watch your character for it becomes your destiny.

What actions will you choose?  

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