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What Works for Me

Saturday, February 09, 2013

I am writing this more as a reminder for me to look back on if I get off track. Here is what is currently working and what has been the most successful in the past.
I weigh myself daily for some it works for some it doesn't for me it does as long as I don't let myself get crazy about the number. It is just a good way for me to stay on track.
I measure myself weekly. This lets me know I am losing fat and not just weight.
I log my food even if I don't stay in my calorie ranges Honesty is a necessity for me.
I workout daily even if it is just walking (minimum goal 10000 steps but I prefer to get 15000 in) my fitbit is very motivating reminder to get up and move.
Eat more vegetables than anything and eat them for breakfast. I do better when I don't eat traditional breakfast foods I am better with a couple cups of steamed broccoli and an egg or 2.
I eat very little meat, for me meat is the exception not the rule. I still get all the protein I need through vegetables and legumes.
I set short term non food reward goals.
When I am able to I size down my clothes. When my clothes are tighter I want them to be looser so it is a reminder to put down the fork or avoid temptation when I am wearing that smaller size. (I have gone from a size 22 to a size 14 currently, and work pants a skin tight XL to a skin tight M).
I drink lots of water.
I keep my goals in the front of my mind so that I am less tempted to splurge
I do allow for relaxed days where I do splurge or enjoy certain things because I am human but I make this the exception not the rule and get right back on track the following meal or day.
I plan my meals to an extent. I log what I eat for breakfast and lunch and I am able to figure my calorie budget for dinner and snacks from there. Tonight I am budgeting so I can go out to dinner at the Indian restaurant one of my favorites.
I have managed through the ultimate reset to get my nutrtion back on track and I am a couple weeks removed and I am maintaining the loss and losing fat as well.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
RUNNINGPFUHL 2/12/2013 10:48AM

    Cuz you're a ROCK STAR!!!!

you're doing great!!

So proud of your dedication!

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AGAINFORME 2/11/2013 5:43PM

    I actually read this yesterday and am reading it again, of course, today. I kept thinking today about your comment about tracking your food even when you know you have overeaten...for the honesty of it. What a good point.

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MRSBAHR 2/9/2013 11:11PM

  Sounds like you have a good plan! Keep up the good work!

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TCANNO 2/9/2013 6:23PM

    emoticon you are doing well. I agree that if you cheat it is only yourself that you are cheating.

I don't fancy veg for breakfast but I have never tried it. I do however have a home made fruit salad every other day.

It may well help to have a cheat food as well, something you don't count mine it a pear or plumb. It is refreshing.

Keep up the good work and have a good weekend.

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KLAD_COCKERS 2/9/2013 12:05PM

    It's so important to be aware of what works for you - it's awesome that you've figured it out and that you're working hard to be a healthier you!

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MOXIE-IN-MOTION 2/9/2013 9:32AM

    All very good points! It is so hard to figure out what works for you.....glad you found it!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 2/9/2013 9:05AM

    that is what i call a lifestyle not a diet love.keep on keeping on i am proud of you emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BLUENOSE63 2/9/2013 8:27AM

  Youi are definitly working the program.....good plan!

Very impressive

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