My back is doing better, but still not 100%.
I am going to do a few back exercises today with Coach Nicole.
I am trying to catch up for The summer 5% challenge so here are my assignments.
My trigger time is after dinner - I tend to have a cup of tea. Once in a while I crave sugar after dinner, so I will have a cookie with my tea. Then a bit later I crave a salty snack. I have been working on two things to help me deal with these cravings - I will have my cup of tea while I wash the dishes and later I will have my snack of fruit prepared and ready to eat. If I do not have my night snack of fruit then I will have a snack of chips (even though these are bought in portion control bags - I am trying to eliminate them completely!).
I am making part of my new plan to not have them in the house - the portion controlled snack bags are an improvement over the amount of snacks we used to have in the house. To give you a clear picture: the top of our cupboard used to be filled with snack bags - end to end, now what is up there end to end is Fiber One cereal. emoticon
One way I have cut calories with dinner is hubby and I cut a portion of meat in half. For example: hubby likes NY strips - instead of eating the 7oz portion we cut it in half and eat 3.5 oz portion.
When we go out to have breakfast, I have a child's breakfast or I split a breakfast meal with someone.
I use measuring cups to know that I am staying within a serving size.
I only cook enough for two servings - one for me and one for Don. There are no leftovers and there is no overindulging.
The best thing Don and I changed - we have a salad with dinner - typically 1 servings of lettuce, 1/2 serving of cheese, 1/2 serving of croutons and for him lite dressing, for me no dressing. Our salads are only ever 3-4 items - keeps the calories at minimal.
The reason my plan has not worked in the past
pain, injury or just plain health issues
so I reach for comfort foods
Plan- drink more water, choose freggies...
I tend to give up just as I am making progress and have lost 20-25 pounds
I feel stuck, even though I know what I need to do... continue to exercise.. exercise is KEY for me. I eat healthy all day long - everyday (that is not to say I do not have the occasional cookie (see above ^ Assign. 4) or 1 oz bag of chips, but I need to exercise to continue to meet my goal.
Which leads to feelings of I just "dont want to"
then I maintain, but still want to lose
then I will take a break - because I think on Spark I get caught up in the "overload" of everything on spark and find I am not spending my time exercising, which is why I decided to get hooked on the videos and then
I can motivate myself to get back on track and then I return to spark
Assignment 7 - I do take my measurements once a month
Assignment 8 - ready to go! Quiz :
Are You Prepared to Reach Your Goals?
YES I am.