Quoted from outdoordreaI've gained a significant amount of weight around my midsection, which I can't seem to lose. .
Quoted from Susana1)Since the summer, you have moved to a new house, in a new state, you are working on the house and seem to be moving rooms (fortunately you are an A and seem to be able to find your stuff), started a new shopping routine (completely different environment from before), have started your lessons again, you are living above 8000ft and you are indulging in unhealthy food/avoids. All very exiting and your new environment seems unbelievably beautiful but, I wonder what your cortisol levels are… Can you guess the connection with the growth of your mid section.
Quoted from SusanaHow is your meditation/relaxation exercises coming along? Why have you increased your consumption of water? Without an answer (I am assuming) I would recommend you target more precisely your “unbeatable goal.” If I where you I would focus on meditation and relaxation exercercises. Finish the week first, the “unbreakable goal” can not be broken even if you change your mind.
Quoted from Susana2) “Oftentimes I change too many things, which makes it difficult to find the one thing that made the difference.” I have been there before often times. The only solution I have found is 100% compliance; food and exercise (exercise & meditation/relaxation for As) for more than 1 week. You may want to go cold turkey or take a couple of days. At this stage 1 thing is not going to do much. Perhaps meditation/relaxation but without food compliance I do not guarantee high probabilities of success, based on experience.
Quoted from SusanaThe light bulb event for me was, paraphrasing Lola and MoDon: “it is a matter on your belief on the BTD.” Do you believe it works or not? Think of it and full force ahead with whatever decision you take. It took me 4 years to make up my mind and am still here so you have time LOL! You have been on BTD longer than me so perhaps it is time for you to review your belief/commitment.
Quoted from Susana3) Regarding the shopping routine http://www.flylady.net/ has helped me greatly. In essence, I do a weekly menu plan, then “clean” fridge and kitchen cabinets (to note what and what I don’t have, then I go shopping. It seems time consuming but the more I get into the routine the better I become at it. And you being an A (supposedly good with lists LOL!) you should do much better.
Quoted from SusanaBest wishes.
Quoted from outdoordreap.s. I also wanted to mention that when I increase my water intake, I feel more full more of the day and find that I don't snack or graze as much. I do have to pee more, though, but my body compensate for that over time (at least that's my experience).
Quoted from outdoordreaOftentimes I change too many things, which makes it difficult to find the one thing that made the difference, so this time, I'm upping my water intake and that's it. Baby steps for me.
Quoted from janet
I seem to get bored with the same old things....and then my sweet tooth starts throbbing :o
Quoted from outdoordrea
I wanted to say that in addition to upping my water intake, I am also meditating at least once a day (aiming for twice), and adding one serving of beneficial grains per day. If I can fit in some yoga (as I did this morning and feel so much better for it), so much the better. The water and the meditation are both part of my "unbreakable" goal. Each day I renew my goal so that they both will become habit.
The grains issue has not been an easy one for me. While I am extremely happy for Twisty's accomplishments from going grain-free, that option doesn't seem to help me. I used to think I felt best on the minimum amount of grains per week for my type, but that's not working for me anymore, either (at least where the weight is concerned). So this morning I ate some cream of buckwheat cereal (organic) with some ghee, salt, and garlic powder. Usually I try to eat my grains in the evening, but it sounded good to me this morning. And yes, I am a bit tired but still have energy.
Now I'm off to town to do some beneficial grocery shopping. No avoid binging for me at the grocery store, however; not today.
Quoted from Susana
And what happens? What do you like? What don't you like?
Quoted from janet
Now as an A I am permitted chocolate but in moderation. The only way I cope with this is to not have any at all but then as I said 'my sweet tooth starts throbbing'!!! ??)