Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Last week, my weight was really falling off easily and quickly. I lost 6 pounds that first week! This week I have not lost any weight yet. I do check my weigh every day, at the same time. I enjoyed the instant feedback that I got from doing that last week. Maybe I should stop doing that since I know the weight is going to slow down and come off at a more steady pace? Last week I was so excited to see the weight coming off, but now that it's been the same for three days, it feels discouraging. I need to remind myself that the weight is going to be coming off slower now.
But I am also feeling bloated and sluggish (that time of the month......) I really need to push myself to feel motivated to keep working out and eating the right things. Gotta keep the goals in mind. Especially since I will be having two Thanksgiving dinners this week! (One at my parent's house Friday and one at my boyfriend's house Thursday) Definitely will be keeping portion sizes in mind over the next few days!!
Monday, November 19, 2012
First, I'll just start by saying that my first weekend was a success, as was my first week overall of my weight loss plan! Hooray!!!
Today was the first full day of work that I had since beginning my weight loss, and it was a long day. Not a bad day, but it was long. I subbed in a special education classroom and then after work I tutored. So I am finally back home and I'm a little tired.
I ate well today. Being out of the house took away the option to snack during the day. Now I have to resist the urge I have to go and get a big snack (or two) like I usually would because I know I will be eating dinner soon.
I also have to motivate myself to fit in a workout now. I am absolutely NOT a morning person, so waking up any earlier than I have to to exercise before getting ready for work is just not going to happen. That leaves me with right now. Again, my usual habit would be to sit on the sofa, watch TV, and eat snacks until I ate dinner. So I will remind myself of my goals and how badly I want to reach them and I will exercise now instead. I have to keep my motivation up!
Saturday, November 17, 2012
So this is my first weekend that I am eating better and working towards losing weight. All week, I haven't gone into work, so it was easy being able to exercise on my own schedule and eat what wanted and when I needed to.
I usually spend my weekends at my boyfriend's house. And it is never stocked with healthy food options and dinners on the weekends are almost always take-out. Furthermore, my boyfriend doesn't really tend to eat during the day. He'll eat breakfast and then be good all the way until dinner. I can never last that long and I always end up eating some kind of junk food to hold me over.
In the past, I've used the weekends as "cheat" days to my diets and exercise routines. And then the weekends turn into the rest of the weeks. I cannot think like that anymore, the weekend days are just as important to any other day in my journey to getting healthy.
So, this weekend, I am going to get my workout done before heading over and I am going to bring some yogurt and an apple with me to help resist the just food. And when his family orders take-out, I'll go for the healthier options and eat smaller portions. I'm working hard to resist the temptations of the weekend!
Friday, November 16, 2012
I deserve to reach my goals.
I deserve to be healthy.
I deserve to be fit.
I deserve to be happy.
I deserve to feel beautiful.
I deserve to feel confident.
I deserve to not feel the need to hide my body.
I deserve to enjoy clothes shopping again.
I will work hard and earn the things that I deserve. I will treat my body right. I can make it happen!
What do you deserve?
Thursday, November 15, 2012
After working on my weight loss for a few days, I can see that boredom and being hungry are going to be some of my biggest challenges. I am a substitute teacher, so I do not have a set work schedule- I go into work when I am called in. This week and next week will be slow for work because of days off and the holiday, so I have been doing a whole lot of sitting at home.
I try to keep myself occupied on these days off. I have been filling in more of that time with exercise (which was something I almost never did before), and I do some things around the house. But I can't exercise all day and there is still a lot of time that I am bored. I had gotten into the terrible habit of always getting a snack to eat while watching TV. So now when I put the TV on, I get hungry.
I am not trying to starve myself. I am trying to eat small meals throughout the day, keeping track of the calories. I am also trying to choose things that will fill me up and last and I am drinking plenty of water to help fill me up as well. But I am still hungry throughout the day. I know I have to give my stomach a chance to shrink, but I have found myself constantly thinking about food when I have little to do.
Does anybody have any tricks on dealing with hunger when bored? I have heard different things about chewing gum- some people think that it's a good way to get that desire to chew something fulfilled while not actually eating anything, and then I've heard others say that it tricks your stomach into thinking that food is coming which will make you hungry. Maybe I'll give it a shot. I also think that I should find something to keep my hands occupied while watching TV to help keep my mind from food. Any other suggestions?
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