If you knew the future...
What would you do?
Would you ignore that cookie
Calling for you?
If you knew how it felt,
To fit your dream jeans...
Would you pass on the chips
And pick green beans?
If you knew ahead,
Just how good you could look
How great you could feel
With less bites that you took
Would you give yourself...
More of a chance
Would you teach yourself
The diet dance?
It's been so long
This road is wrong
You can't recall
How it felt to have it all
You'll never see
The body you
Were meant to be
It only means
You need to dream
And picture yourself
In those jeans
You need to believe
There is a way
And not give up
Until you see that day.
Written by Sunshine Mama on Thursday, August 26, 2010
I wrote that last week. I was actually inspired by Tami, who has already reached her goal. She wrote an article a few weeks back asking a similar question.
Sometimes it's hard to envision our success if hasn't happened in a long time or if perhaps you've never seen yourself with your dream body.
That's one of the reasons I try to put pictures of myself on my food diary "looking good" or in my current case, perhaps of another slender pregnant lady.
What we can achieve with our bodies is truly unbelievable....and it might seem especially so when we're trudging along in the trenches of our extra fat.
But being able to see a picture of what we could look like or have looked like...gives us hope.
It encourages and motivates us.
So, I really encourage all you calorie counters or WW counters to find your dream photos to put on your food journal.
The more you personalize your food diary...the more you will want to visit it.
And the more you visit it with your daily records...the more successful you will be.
Heck, take this poem...and put it on the inside cover...find encouraging and inspiring words that will lift you up and take you to your dreams.
In the meantime, the pregnant lady is counting with you.
One week down...nine to go.
Last week was a smashing success. I ate better. I felt better.
I lost some weight.
Now... the second week is when I will try to restrict my calories. In my case, I won't be so "strict" about it.
But perhaps a recommended starting point for the non-pregnant persons might be 1,500-ish.
Whatever you decide, always remember that the huge component to your success will always still be...WRITING. IT. DOWN.
Oh...and drinks lots and lots of water. I try to get in eight to ten cups a day.
You can do it!!