Tell Me Tuesday, February 2nd

I took yesterday to reflect over my weekend.  I was determined to do better with my tracking over the weekend.  While I didn’t track over the weekend, I went back in on Monday and tracked everything I could remember that I ate (note to self: the paper tracker doesn’t do you any good if you don’t use it).  I went blew through my Weekly Smart Points and every FitPoint that I had earned.  Finding that out yesterday, I had to change the way I was thinking about it.  I am really focusing on the fact that it is truly my choice.  I made each and every choice for each thing that I ate over the weekend.  I am proud of the fact that I tracked it.  I am also proud of the fact that I have had a Dr Pepper sitting on my desk for 2 weeks now and I haven’t been tempted to crack it open.  You are probably wondering why it’s on my desk and not in the fridge or put out of my sight…it seems to disappear when I put it in the fridge and it has been a test for me.  I will probably soon move it off my desk, but I’m proud of what I have accomplished thus far by not drinking it.  Honestly, I don’t really want to track it either.  For 12 oz. of Dr Pepper, it’s 9 SmartPoints.  Is that worth it?  There are things that I would rather spend my SmartPoints on, so it’s not a good choice for me. 

So, here’s the thing, I make choices every day.  I am in control of my own destiny.  Every choice may not be the one that anyone else would make, but they are mine to make.  I don’t think I realized previously how freeing it was to realize that it’s my choice and my decision.  No one is forcing me to eat badly, it’s totally up to me.  I want 2016 to be my year and in order to do that, I need to make sure that I am making better choices.  If the scale shows a gain on Thursday, then it is what it is and is only a reflection of the choices that I made this week. 

Taking a minute to focus on new goals for February, I am determined to add strength training in some form to three times a week.  I don’t want to just be satisfied with the minimum that I can do to hit my goal.  I need to step it up and believe that I can hit my goal.  I know there will be times that I will get frustrated and I will want to give up, but I want this.  I just need to make time to make it happen.  Happy Tuesday friends!


  1. I used to be in Weight Watchers, and I remember soda being a LOT of points! Great job not drinking it.


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