Friday, June 22, 2012
I need some advice and pointers on what I can change to see results on the scale. First let me say that I have made a complete change in my life. Here are some of the changes.
*Work out at the gym for 45 minutes a day times 5 days a week. I have tried some of the classes but I am not ready yet. I love working out and have started walking in the afternoons. I also strength train 2 days at the gym.
*Lots of healthy cooking including whole wheat products. I am tracking on here on spark people and in a journal that I keep in my purse. I stay within my average calories for the day which is 1200-1500. I have limited bread and potatoes which are my weaknesses.
*If I do eat out I look up what I am going to have ahead of time and plan accordingly.
*I have started this week adding one protein shake a day to replace one meal.
Now with the couple of changes that I have made you would think I have seen some changes but NO I have not. I am not giving up (like I have done in the past) but need a new direction to go in. Summers are really hard for me since I teach elementary school and being off and home usually makes me eat even more. I normally gain a couple of pounds in the summer but not this summer. I really am working on changing my lifestyle and making this work.
What else can or should I be doing?
Thanks my spark people friends!!!