A. A little bit!
I went to buy copy paper last week. I was floored how much my bonus 800 pack weighed. You know that a sheet of paper hardly weighs anything. For that matter, water seems to hardly weigh anything. But gather up the water in one container or pile up those sheets of paper- and wow- it is substantial!
So, I was carrying 3 packs of 800 sheet paper packages to my car and thinking, "Boy, this is heavy! But a sheet of paper doesn't seem to weigh anything at all. I think this is like taking little bites of food and not counting them towards my daily calories....each little bite adds up and weighs something! It counts!"
Yes, my friends- Every bite makes a difference. The difference between losing (or maintaining) weight is often just a few bites! We think one piece of paper doesn't weigh anything, but we see when we pile it up- there is a cumulative effect. We nosh a little here and then there- and all those little nothing bites add up.
I know this is one of my biggest challenges and thus I share it with you. I nosh way too many bites here and there during my day or at night. Those little bites add up and cause the scale to stay the same or move- but not in the right direction! If I would concentrate on changing that behavior, my last pound would stay off and I could do my victory dance! I will master this in 2013. I've changed enough habits already- this is my next one.
You are doing so many things RIGHT already. You've cleaned up your breakfasts- you've finally found some go-to lunches. You have so many areas to celebrate your success!
So what do you WANT to tweak this year? What will make that little bit of difference between taking it off and keeping it off? Build on your successes and take that last little step to living your dream.