Why is it I seem to have to learn and re-learn the simple things? You know, things like the importance of drinking water instead of diet soda … or moving it to lose it … or tracking/food journaling every bite … or even that Atkins works for me where other plans haven’t.
Over and over again, I have to remind myself of these simple truths:
— I feel better when I drink water. Diet pop might have more flavor (and caffeine), but water is more hydrating (and cheaper).
— I feel better when I move my body. Exercise doesn’t take that long … and it provides a burst of energy I can put to good use doing other things (like writing).
— I feel better when I follow a low-carb lifestyle. My cravings are gone, leaving ME in control.
— I feel better when veggies figure prominently in my low-carb meals. Yes, bacon and cream are OK (and they’re filling). But a nice salad can be just as satisfying.
— I feel better when I keep track of what I eat. Knowing what goes into my mouth makes it easy to know when to stop eating … even if I’m not as prone to overdoing it on Atkins, tracking helps.
— I feel better when I spend time away from the computer. There’s more to life than work (and Starbucks, even if some of the baristas greet me like an old friend).
— I feel better when I blog regularly and stay connected. I might not have thousands of readers (or even hundreds), but someone’s reading my posts … and that’s good enough for me!