Hi all!! It’s been a few weeks since we last posted. We enjoyed 4 days off with the family, we spent a few days supporting a neighbor with an open house for her business, we trick or treated with the kids and we have been busy dreaming up plans for an opportunity that has been presented to us (more to come on that once it becomes our reality). In other words, life is happening. Along with being busy we have recognized that as we are getting closer to our goal weight we noticed some potentially unhealthy habits.
So here is the dilemma. For us, our weekly weigh in is on Wednesday. We find ourselves staying on the plan during the week until Monday comes. Then on Monday and Tuesday, we become stricter on our plan, so strict it almost feels like we are starving ourselves (choosing mostly liquids) or over working ourselves (taking extra long walks). Why do we do this? Basically, it is to be able to make our weekly goal weight (which we put on ourselves based on how close we are to reaching our next 10lb goal) for weigh in Wednesday. We are literally chasing the weight. What is that doing to us? Is this healthy for us? This is starting to give us a complex and not in a good way but we are fortunate to recognize the need for change. We may give the perception of better habits in situations like when you floss your teeth before going to the dentist to make it seem like you have been flossing for the last six months or when you clean your house before the cleaning crew shows up so it doesn’t seem like you have a messy house. What we have learned is that it is better for us to maintain the meal prep, the log(tracking) and the plan for the duration of the week instead of accelerating the plan at the end of the week. We have a goal, but reality is there is no deadline to reaching that goal. So why are we rushing it? Trusting the plan during the week is our focus so we don’t have to chase the weight at the end of each week.
This is a lifestyle change that we committed to. Remembering that it is all about having a healthier life because if we do that the weight will take care of itself. We have become successful in the MOXIFIT program because we are accountable. Yes, we must be accountable for ourselves and our decisions on living a healthier lifestyle. However, having a health coach from “Ideal Health of Boerne” has proven to be instrumental in our weight loss journey. A big shout out to Traci and the wonderful team she has.