Tuesday, July 23, 2013
It is hard to believe we are halfway through the biggest loser challenge and I have only lost .6lbs. I have been doing some things good throughout the challenge and then there are some areas that need work.
I have been pretty faithful about logging my food most days and I have increased the amount of exercise that I do.
Areas that still need work.
I probably need to eat less calories as I am usually at the top of my range or over a little bit. My range may also need adjusted as I increased it for nursing, but maybe I should not have increased it so much.
I also should work on eating healthier. In the past I have been able to just cut back on my portion sizes and not really change the kinds of food I eat to lose weight. I probably could try cutting back more this time, but I really should work on eating healthier foods. Often, when I am within my calorie range I am still way over the suggested fat range, so I should be eating some less fattening foods. I have had to work on losing weight more than once, but that is mostly because I didn't lose all the weight I gained while pregnant. When I get to the weight I was before I started having kids I usually do fairly well at maintaining my weight. The challenge of course. is actually losing the weight.
I think one of the biggest problems I have with weight loss is being motivated enough to actually make the changes. I think if I had enough motivation then I would be more disciplined about doing what I need to do. This lack of enough motivation also affects other areas of my life. The question is why am I not 100% motivated to do the things I say I would like to do. I think I need to work on believing I can do the things I want to do. I need to work on having positive encouraging thoughts in my head and get rid of negative thinking. Being positive towards myself is a challenge I need to work on.
That is my thoughts for now.