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    IRONBESS   8,304
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5th week: What's working...

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

1. Honestly record everything in the Nutrition Tracker. It helps me see what nutrients I need to get more or less of and where I can trim calories. At first I was tempted to not include some foods that I thought of as bad (if I eat them I must be bad too guilt trip) or if I thought I'd gone over the suggested calorie range, but hey! Who am I kidding? There are no food police! To be successful in my weight loss journey I need to be honest with myself. That means logging EVERYTHING I've eaten and being nonjudgmental about it.

2. Eat a good breakfast and lunch with a balanced mix of protein, carbs, fat; eat smaller meals later. I was so hungry the first month I wanted to quit. Huge thanks to the Sparker who suggested making breakfast and lunch the main meals.

3. Eat something healthful before going out to dinner, to events or gatherings where food is served, and before grocery shopping.

4. Exercise in the morning after weighing and before anything else. Otherwise, it's too easy to let things interfere during the day and to find excuses to not "get around to it."

5. 30 minutes of mostly aerobic Wii Fit in the morning. A piece of fruit fuels the session and keeps me from getting too hungry before breakfast. I have breakfast after workout while metabolism is still revved and hopefully burning calories more efficiently.

6. Take a day or two off each week from exercise to recharge my batteries. It's tempting to exercise every day because I'm intent on achieving my goals, but a regular day of rest cures muscle soreness and keeps me from getting too tired and possibly sick.

7. Rediscovering my love of bicycling ♡

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SAGE86 6/15/2013 8:43PM

    I love your ideas, I think it so great that you are focusing on what works for you.

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CAKEMAKERMOM 6/12/2013 11:20PM

    Your #1 is the best thing you can do for yourself. You ate it whether you record it or not, but it's easier to see what you did when it's tracked and the reason for any weight loss or gain because of it.

Sounds like a great list!

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ALEXSGIRL1 6/12/2013 7:32PM

    love your ideas and what is working you are on the way emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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