Already started one good thing when yesterday I ate my portion for dinner... and that was all. ☺ I was about to go and get more food but then I stopped myself. I self-talked and questioned whether I was really hungry and could I not just let it be for once.
Now the trick is to make it not just "for once" but for twice, for three times, four times...
Exercising has really been my mainstay. I've been getting up early nearly every morning. I skipped yesterday morning because it was raining. In fact, it was raining this morning too. But I didn't realise that until I was outside. It was only a light dusting of precipitation. If it were 20°C colder, it would have been the nicest lightest snowfall... * sigh* I miss snow. Anyhow. It was light rain when I left the house. Ten minutes into my walk and it became a fraction heavier. A steady drizzle. It was heavy enough to be noticeable but too light to bother turning back.
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I mentioned last week I was starting to go through and sort my clothes. Well, I decided to keep on going and unpack some of the boxes that were still in my bedroom. I managed to knock through 2 of the big "wardrobe" size boxes yesterday. Some things that were in there, were packed away in 2011. I found so much stationery that I bought: pens, textas, highlighters, notebooks, staplers, scissors, erasers, sharpeners, display folders... so. much. stationery... !!
I also found my sewing machine, my telescope and my exercise mat amongst all the other things. So, with the duel benefit of having cleared space on the floor (by unpacking two boxes) I also thought I'd start some sit ups again.
So after getting back from my walk this morning, I talked myself into some sit ups.
I'm going to try and make it another daily habit. I am sure I have said this before, but I think the sit ups help with how much my stomach hangs out from my body. It's probably really stupid, but I really do think that when I do sit ups, the muscles of my gut get stronger and are more able to hold my tummy in. In fact when I suck my gut in, even right now at my current size, I can almost fool myself into thinking that it is not so bad. I'm willing to leave the house looking like I do, as long as I concentrate on keeping my gut sucked in. Next Monday when I do photos again for progress I'll do contrast of stomach muscles relaxed versus tensed. I'll bet there's a difference.