Day 3-What are you doing to encourage yourself.

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

I was to tired to blog last night. Day 3-What are you doing to encourage yourself to keep on track. This is one question I can answer with confidence. The first thing is to give myself a pep talk each day. This will spur me into a positive action to track my food every day & to keep on track with my diet. I am really impressed how much better & more confident I feel when I start my day doing this! I don't understand why it works for me but it does. Their are two more things that I must work on. 1st one is not to buy any junk food. It is so easy to pick up a candy bar or a bag of chips when your shopping. Then one thing leads to another & we all know how that goes. 2nd thing is to pre-package any snacks that I eat at night. When I grab something by the box or bag I don't stop eating at one serving. emoticon Once again if anyone has any suggestions I am more than happy to hear from you because I know I can use all the help I can get! emoticon
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    I set streaks on my page (if you don't know how to do that, let me know)..I make a goal and and list it and SP gives me awards each week that I make it! Like I have one for ST 3 times a week. It works for me...when I know I will break that streak, it gets me up to do what I need to do!
    I can't even walk into the snack isle in the store sometimes, it is hard to stay off junk food sometimes. If I am just dying for my fave, I get the smallest bag/box I can find and split if with my husband. Count the calories, of course. No big bags at our house, when it does I will eat the whole thing!!
    You can do day, one step, one goal at a time!!!! emoticon
    1840 days ago
    I also think about my day vis-a-vis living healthy when I go to bed at night. It helps me confront any missed opportunities and plan on how to better handle obstacles the next day. I also pat myself on the back for any successes.
    As far as the snacking - night time grazing is my worst. I am brushing my teeth right after dinner dishes are done. Somehow that tells me psychologically I am done eating for the night. It usually works for me.
    1840 days ago
    That's a great idea! I was going to make the same suggestions that you received from all three of the above responders. But here's a new one: Don't buy anything with any ingredients in it you cannot pronounce! Even better try not to buy anything with more than 5 ingredients in it.
    1840 days ago
    The daily pep talk you are doing is great! What a good idea. To help with shopping, always use a list. Make it out before you leave home and stick with it! When at the store, try to shop the outside aisles where all the fresh food is usually located. The inner aisles are usually the processed food. The only exception to the shopping list is vegetables and fruit.
    1840 days ago
  • DARLY55
    The best thing I found out is to not buy processed foods in the first place. But, I occasionally buy pretzels and mixed nuts. When I get home from the grocery store, I open the packages and put individual servings in ziplog bags, then put them away until I want them. And if I want chocolate, I will get a single sized bar and enjoy it!
    And I do count for it in my tracker. I have found , in my case that salty snacks are best early in the day, and not at night,, as I get puffy in the morning.
    Just watch your total calories and keep up your activity and all will be fine.
    And don't forget your water!

    1840 days ago
    Alway eat before you go to the store. That way you are less likely to buy junk when you are not hungry. Also What I am going to do is shut down my kitchen at night. After dinner is done and dishes loading in the washer I am turning off the light and not going back in there. That way I am less likely to snack on senseless things. Night time snacking is my weakness. I do great with exercise but undermine myself with snacking.
    1840 days ago
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