Saturday, December 18, 2010

long term goals...........

This past week there was "a tremor in the force", I treated myself to a couple of dinners out and a pint of ice cream for dessert. To make a long story short...... it wasn't worth it. I just wound up feeling bad and wishing I'd had my usual meals of turkey or fish with brown rice and vegetables.
I wanted an escape, a little mini vacation, and sometimes I think that a high fat/caloric meal will do that for me, and it used to. In the past I was able to escape with food, but at the moment it's not working and I'm glad for it. I think I'm more focused on maintaining a healthy, light weight for myself year round, all the fattening food is not filling the void, I feel even more empty.
I really try to stay "in the moment" which is a hard thing for me to do but in this area being focused on the future is working for me. I dream of spring and summer during the winter and the last thing I want to think about when it gets warm is having to shed the 10-15lbs I put on over the cold months. So I use this visualization to help me to stay focused on the present.
In conclusion, visualize who you want to be in the new year and the spring and summer to come. Develop good habits in the winter when it's a challenge to stay focused, if you can do it during this time of year, you've got it made when it gets warm and everything gets easier.

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