This is getting easier by the day!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

I haven't written in a long time, but just wanted to say that I am doing fantastic with my fitness goals. I started this around Mid February and have not only achieved my goals but am continuing to maintain my desired weight.

At first, it was a little trying, monitoring and counting my calories, but it has gotten to be second nature and I can pretty much size the calories in food up just by looking at the dish. I have made small changes dining out at restaurants that are extremely effective.

Last night I had a large burrito at my favorite Mexican restaurant. But, instead of ordering it fully loaded with Chicken , beans, rice, sour cream, cheese, and sauce ( as it was on the menu), I had them make it without the rice, sour cream, and cheese and ordered the sauce on the side effectively making it a healthy dinner and shaving off hundreds of calories. This works at Taco Bell too. Order everything "Fresco" style and shave off a couple hundred calories and turn fast food into healthy fast food.

Anyway, I still chart what I eat daily. I carry a pocket diet diary with me everywhere so I am accountable for what I eat. I also weigh myself daily which I think is extremely important in maintaining your weight. You can lie to yourself, but the scale won't lie. If I see that I gained a pound from a heavy day of eating, I lose it immediately the next day by cutting back.

I also satisfy my cravings. If I crave something, I eat it. There is no use thinking about something all day and wishing you could have it. That only causes you to overeat it when you finally do get it. I just keep my house stocked with my favorites ( which currently is chocolate filled easter eggs, and Godiva of course!)

I also keep my set goals of exercise and mix it up between spin classes, elliptical, and running, along with weights at least 3 times a week. It is important to have set days you plan to do things. It keeps you on a consistent plan.

Anyway, I wish everyone good luck and am very happy with my success and hope everyone meets their goals very very soon!
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    Awesome! You're doing great!
    3500 days ago
    I agree with you! But personally, fast food it TOO tempting to even set foot in the restaurant, for me! I prefer cooking at home, and only going out on my luxury days! (When I don't feel the guilt!)

    I'm glad you've been able to stay consistent with your plan, and that it's working so well for you! YAY!
    3505 days ago
    You are so motivated...congrats. I was that way for almost a year then hit a flat. Reading your blog makes me want to turn back the clock to when I felt "this is so easy" because it really was so easy. Thx for blogging....every story helps.
    3522 days ago
    Congratulations on such a wonderful accomplishment! I am still at the point where I would order the whole burrito but am slowly learning...
    3523 days ago
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