One hundred fifty eight good days . . . that’s all it will take for me to reach my healthy eating goal. I figured it up, conservative figures, 1.5 pounds per week, number of weeks divided by pounds, multiplied by days . . . if I can just stick to my plan for one hundred fifty-eight days, I’ll make it.
I can write a book in 158 days–shoot, I could write TWO books. 🙂 (Sorta kidding. I could, but I won’t. I’m trying to write slower and better these days.)
And the good thing is it’s not all-or-nothing. Because during the 158 days, I’ll be reaping benefits along the way. Sliding into capris I haven’t worn in two years . . . digging out those cute little sun dresses that are currently up in the guest room closet.
Maybe you can tell that I had a fall-off-the-wagon kind of week. Wedding anniversary, Mother’s Day, out of town, you name it. There were a couple of days I couldn’t even whip up the desire to eat right.
But today is a new week and a new approach. One hundred fifty-eight days. That’s not so many days, you know. Less than half a year. And every day I can scratch one off the calendar and say, “Only one hundred fifty-seven more to go. Then one hundred fifty-six. One hundred fifty-five.” The good thing about time is that it DOES pass.
This week’s tool is silly but fun. Go to http://www.dwlz.com/ (say hello to Dottie–there’s lots of good stuff here), then go to http://www.dwlz.com/thermometer2.html. Select and “print selection” so that you’ve printed out a copy of the little thermometer. Fill in your goals and keep this page on your desk. As you click off your ** number of days, color in your thermometer. It’s silly, but fun and highly motivational!
Until next week, take one day at a time. Just eat right for ONE DAY. Then the next day, do it again. 🙂 I’ll be thinking of you.