- Don't chafe against the bonds, stick to the diet!
- If you do fall of the wagon, forget about it and get right back on, not waiting 'til "tomorrow"!
- Use Thought Records to help you when you're frustrated or when you struggle.
- Make and follow a weekly exercise plan.
Which leads me neatly to the Exercise Plan for this week:
Saturday - short run with dogs or longer walk.
Sunday - Long walk with dogs
Monday - Step Class
Tuesday - Personal training
Wednesday - Either swim at lunch or run in the evening
Thursday - Personal training
Friday - Body Combat class
See, that all seems very simple. What can possibly go wrong?!!
Actually, I'm feeling very positive at the moment. I'm experiencing that beginning-of-a-diet elation when you are ready to do the diet and happy to be doing something because the weight has been upsetting you. I don't want to be in this position again because what it means is that I have gained weight rapidly and I have been feeling so rubbish about it that I'm happy to be restricting my food. Surely this isn't right!
Still, better than feeling crap I suppose.
I'm also surprised at how liberated I feel by not knowing my exact weight. I had been hiding away from it for a week or so before I started the diet and knew that the number would not be pleasant so I asked the Counsellor not to tell me and to keep my card. Now I simply don't know and therefore haven't experienced that rush of depression or self-hatred at the number itself, merely the happiness that I'm doing something about it. Neat eh?