Friday, October 23, 2015

The "One Coin" Loophole

When I posted yesterday, I mentioned how I've kind of taken a break this week from all things weight loss. It's been nice not giving one thought to the food I'm eating, though I'm starting to notice that my body definitely feels the difference.

More than a couple of people suggested taking a longer break from the scale--and I think I'm going to heed their advice! I'm not going to weigh in at my meeting tomorrow, and I also won't weigh in on Halloween (I'm not even sure I can make a meeting that week since the Jazz 5K is that morning). Even though I won't be weighing in, I am going to focus on my fitness and overall health, and just get back to listening to my body and not worry about the scale one tiny bit.

I've never been a podcast person, but I started listening to Gretchen Rubin's "Happier" podcast this week and I'm really enjoying it so far!

At the end of the first episode, she talked about the "One Coin Loophole"... basically, how many coins would make you "rich"? One coin? 100 coins? 101 coins? Eventually, it's ONE coin that will make all the difference between "rich" and "poor". This loophole applies in all areas of life...

What difference will it make if I skip the gym just tonight?
This one cupcake won't make a difference. 
I only lost .4 this week... what's the point in even trying? 

But all those nights in the gym (or not at the gym!) add up. Those cookies and cupcakes and brownies add up and it gets easier and easier to say "just this once".

Those fractions of pounds add up 

Watch the brief video below:

Every little thing we do adds up. I know I've said it before, but sometimes we all need a little reminder.

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