Thanks for the welcoming back friends :) I really did miss you guys!
So after that last blog I felt the need to write about the things I am doing now for a successful trip with weight loss.
1. Stop estimating how many calories are in the food I eat.
Seriously, I have no idea why I do that. Guess what? I canít by looking at food figure out how many calories are in any food, as Iím sure most humans canít. I either under or overestimate the calorie numbers. Which is stupid, I have sparkpeople and the internetz, there really isnít an excuse for guessing. So yeah, stop it!
2. Exercise. Exercise. Exercise.
Seriously exercise, donít skip day or weeks. Itís dumb, really really really really dumb. I canít stress that enough.
3. So you stopped going to the gymÖwhatís your plan?
Yep I did, it was stupid to stop going but I did, I no longer have a membership BUT I have plenty of equipment at home, itís just a matter of priorities. Yes my schedule is chaotic.
I work full time and I have to cook and clean for my son, husband and my two dogs (I got another puppy sqeeeee) I also do photography on the side so yeah my schedule is full BUT there is always time to sit and watch tv. Would I rather continue to watch tv and get fatter or squeeze in some exercise and loose this damn weight, and hey I can still watch tv while I exercise. Sounds like a good compromise to me. So this past week I have done just that and I actually love it and enjoy the alone time while and I actually get to watch what I want!
4. Buy more weight aids
I actually just bought a fat monitor and a new scale from amazon AND I am going to be buying some weights so I can get back to deadliftingÖgod I miss it and I miss my toned arms. I actually found a set on Walmart for around $40. So buy any kind of weight loss related items, I will have my own home gym muahahaaa. Since I donít have good weights at the moment, I will be doing lots of pushups and triceps dips.
5. Think before you eat
This is something I have been working on for years, and Iím pretty happy that I have been doing well with no binging/purging or not eating at all. This was a huge issue for me in the past. Still I like to think before I eat, am I eating out of boredom, sadness, am I hungry do I really want this? Yep I have to think before I eat. That never goes away.
6. Ask for help
I told my husband that I gained weight and I need to get back on track, hes such a sweetheart though and even if he noticed it he wouldnít say so and probably doesnít notice. I told him that I need to work out and I need him to watch our son while I do it. He said no problem. I told him I wanted cable in the room where my elliptical is, so he put it in there. When it wasnít working he put the computer in there and said ďHey you can watch Netflix!Ē He seriously has been helping me so much. Everyone needs help.
7 Plan your day
This gets hard for me. I get at times super obsessive with weight loss and then it gets too hard to grasp but I need to track and plan my day without going nuts. I pack my food for the day either at night or early in the morning, and I also plan whatís for dinner and I donít feel all OCD about it either.
It isnít always going to be easy put with a plan it get a heck of a lot more easier.