Wednesday, August 03, 2011
I had forgotten about those headaches that accompany the sugar detox. My body is NOT happy with me right now. It is so use to having it's way with the sweets but I stood up, as of August 1st, and said, "NO MORE"! WHO'S IN CHARGE HERE, ANYWAY???
I'm on my final stretch to achieve my last weight goal for 2011. With 5 months left in the year, I'm going full force to make it happen!
I am using what worked for me before. I am doing my "IN vs. OUT" plan which consists of burning more calories than I stuff in my mouth....1,000 calories more to be exact, each and every day. I was successful before, losing 1-2 pounds a week with this plan, and lost 32 pounds the first 4-5 months of this year.
I'm keeping my calorie intake each day to around 1200 calories and burning (thru exercise and normal calorie burn) 1000+ calories thru exercise and normal daily living. My meals are healthy and balanced. Water is also a big factor and with this heat, that is no problem. I'm not so much trying to get in a ton of water but the amount my body asks for. I will stay hydrated!
Also, I track EVERYTHING that goes in my mouth and I WEIGH and measure everything first! It is very, very important to do this, because it makes you stop and think before putting that extra "something" on your plate because you think no one will know but you.
I also make my menu out in advance so that I can print out my grocery list for the whole week and, thanks to SparkPeople, we are able to do this from our Food Tracker page. Yes, it is time consuming, but if you want to be successful, then this is very helpful. Would you rather think to yourself, EVERY morning, "what am I going to eat today?", or would you rather get up and see it already printed out for you and all you have to do is follow it?
One last thing, I also type up a sheet of paper, for each day, the time of day I eat or what exercise I am doing when. Then I check each one off as I do it throughout the day.
This blog is intended to pass along some helpful tips but it is also posted to help keep me accountable! I made the pledge to get to my final weight goal this year, and, after getting nearly half way there already, I need to complete this goal.
Thank you for reading my blog!