Wednesday, June 05, 2013
This is my 12-week plan for success.
What can I do to succeed?
1. Settle on what healthy plan I can live with. And hopefully enjoy doing.
2. Plan, plan, plan. How many meals and snacks per day? Plan the menu.
3. Make a schedule allowing time for exercise. Realize that all that weed eating and lifting boards, etc is exercise!!!
4. Take advantage of slow cooker and pressure cooker.
5. Have snacks available. Cleaned veggies, fruit, etc.
6. Plan for treats that I like and enjoy.
The above is the outline. This is what I came up with after I thought about it for awhile.
1. The plan~~~a simplified calorie counting system that I have used before. It is easy and it works. Allows me to eat any food. It is healthy. There is no quick fix. So I need to quit looking for the "magic" solution.
2. Plan~~3 meals and 2 snacks. Allow for 12 points per day, which equals 1200 calories plus free fruits and veggies.
Breakfast 3 points
Lunch 3 points
snack 1 point
Supper 3 points
snack 1-2 points
My actual calorie range is between 1200 and 1500. So this will allow me some leeway.
3. Exercise first thing in the morning. Or do yoga and/or stretching before bed.
4. Use slow cooker and pressure cooker. Make as many of my own foods as possible. Try new recipes. Enjoy cookbooks and online recipes.
5. Prep veggies for snacks. Have cheese or something protein on hand to go with the snack.
6. Allow treats. Utilize activity points. Treat myself well!
Now for the rewards!! These are for daily activities, not weight loss. Glenna, did you hear that??? NOT for weight loss!! OK. I need to reward consistency and participation. Give up the idea that if I lose ok, I did good. If I gain, oh, no, I am wrong, wrong, wrong.
Pre challenge week: a book to read just for fun. No diet stuff!! Just relax and enjoy.
This is a list to choose from for the next 12 weeks.
1. cook book perhaps ice cream recipes
2. exercise dvde
3. craft item
5. new ink pens
7. water bottle
8. journal for my thoughts
9. new walking shoes
10. new bras
11. keifer culture (try something new)
12. a pretty do dad for the yard or porch
Ok, now I have a plan in place! I was thinking about it today. Even if I do not rack up lots of points or lose lots of pounds, I can still get 100% participation. I can do something right!!!
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Ouch! Two phrases come to mind: A picture is worth a thousand words. And: Pictures do not lie! Looks like I have some work to do.
Monday, January 14, 2013
This was the hardest one for me to decide on. I am thinking more on the line of "me time" to do things I enjoy. Like perhaps crocheting, reading, etc. There isn't really anything that I want to buy that would inspire me that much at this point. Perhaps a Kindle! I just don't know yet. Anyone out there have any ideas that have worked for them?
I am thinking of breaking it down into 10# increments, perhaps, for reward levels. Anyway I have been thinking about it and if a light bulb comes on, it will go on my reward list!! lol
Also something that I didn't do before was reward myself for doing daily and weekly activities. I think I need to start doing that. Before it was ok, you lost weight, so you get a reward. Ok, you gained, so no reward for you!! I am not so sure this was a good idea. It was too all or nothing.
Monday, December 03, 2012
I have really mixed emotions about this. I know I have a definite problem with sweets. Yet to totally eliminate them does not seem to be a solution. Because if I break over and have one, it will be look out!! I won't stop until I have eaten the whole batch. Then I'll probably make more!
I have discussed this issue with a dietician, family, and friends. Most think that total avoidance of sweets is not the answer. So how do I do moderation? How do I stop at just one or two? I have no idea, obviously, or it wouldn't be a problem. I know I can lighten them up and make them healthier. But it is still a problem of stopping with just a serving. That has always been an issue.
The only idea I have come up with is to allow myself a treat each day. But only one with the idea, "you can have more tomorrow, and the day after, and the day after that". Maybe that will eliminate the "fear" that leads to gobbling down every bite. It is like I treat it as "the last supper" and shove in everything possible.
I know if I would be sure to exercise every day it would also help. And perhaps vamp up the exercise.
That is the best solution I can come up with. If any of you out there have any ideas or suggestions, I will gladly hear them. I need all the help that I can get.
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