Yesterday was a 4-star day: I managed the integrity of my calorie budget, I remained enhanced sugar-free, I met my daily drinking water goal, and I stayed well linked with exceptional support. Whenever I allow my schedule to get crazy and packed, it needs me to get extra alert to how I’m sense and what I’m doing. I’ve shared many times about my parallel streams philosophy and exactly how I mustn’t permit the lifestream and the fundamental elements stream to mix. It’s an apparently complex, yet simple beliefs drawn from my encounters over years and years of weight-loss attempts, many of which offered as a source of education, than a source of constant and sustainable results rather.
Maintaining the integrity of my fundamental elements-stream (calorie budget-abstinence from refined sugar-the accountability and support connections, etc.) as the lifestream is just a little (or a lot) bigger than typical, means modifying the embrace of both, in an identical measure. For each action, there’s the same and opposite response. Making sure those reactions are in harmony with my own plan, is key. The old patterns experienced me liberating my daily plan practice when/if life gets complicated. The thoughts resulting in that release involved thinking more food and fewer boundaries would make things easier or better, somehow.
They don’t, of course, but that didn’t stop me time and time again–as if an automated program would take over, an autopilot, doing the same thing and planning on different results. If I say a prayer and have for assist in caring for me through difficult intervals of life, I must be ready to do my part.
Excess food isn’t a life preserver. If I didn’t hold on to the essential elements stream a little tighter during a bigger lifestream timetable, then I’d quickly fall into chaos. I am there many times. I’d prefer never to go there again easily can make it. For me, it starts with establishing some non-negotiable elements. Even at extreme lifestream levels–we’re speaking super long days, intensely included tasks and everything that may have my minimal non-negotiable components of the fundamental elements streams include–I. I shall keep up with the integrity of my maintenance plan calorie budget.
- Red light, green light
- 52% carbohydrate = 1352 calories = 338g
- Rock Climbing Wall
- Establish an excellent Daily Routine
I will stay abstinent from refined sugar. And I will consume at the least 64oz water. I will log everything in MyFitnessPal and I will stay connected with support. That’s the bare minimum, for me personally, come what may. And once I’ve accepted and embraced those non-negotiable elements–then it changes my perspective completely. Instead of finding reasons why it can’t work under extreme schedules and circumstances, I’m exploring solutions for how it can work and work well. It’s rarely perfect and it doesn’t have to be perfect. This has been about perfection never, clearly.
It’s about remaining consistent in my own continued recovery. In my experience, striving for perfection is the quickest detour to self-loathing-based disappointment. Accepting a certain amount of imperfection doesn’t mean I sacrifice the integrity of my non-negotiable elements. Each day in order to help keep me well It means at least doing the minimum musts.
I have to state that reducing your weight is a lot easier than quitting the smokes. A doctor told me to give up smoking first once, then get worried about the weight. The exact opposite of what I am doing. It had been the exact contrary of what I thought he’d say. I used to be sure he would say lose the weight now, quit smoking as soon as you can. That’s pretty scary when a doctor seems it’s safer to be nearly 300 pounds overweight than to smoke.