Thursday, July 25, 2013
Cram session! The assignments not listed below were still completed (or in progress), but they were not necessary to blog about.
Assignment #3 - List all the reasons you want to lose weight.
My reasons for losing weight are very similar to my first 5% challenge goals. However, this time around I am at a healthy BMI and I have been on this journey for the past 3 years. My biggest incentive is to be able to break all these plateaus I keep getting into and start losing weight again. I realize I won't be able to lose weight as quickly as I was able to when I was in the overweight range, but I at least want to officially get out of the 130s during this challenge. I've been stuck here for over a year!
Assignment #4 - Trigger food(s)
I feel that my biggest trigger food, or the food that is getting in the way of my weight loss the most, is wheat. It's very easy as a vegetarian to eat unhealthy foods under the guise of whole wheat instead of opting for fresher foods, such as fruits and vegetables. I'm currently trying to drastically reduce my consumption of all wheat products. I hope to one day be able to eliminate it completely from my daily diet. So far I've successfully stopped buying bread and have been eating rice bread, but tortillas haven't been so easy to substitute out.
Assignment #5 - Cutting calories
I find that when I do not consume wheat products I am able to eat more foods within my calorie range that are actually much healthier for me. Also, I am not as hungry when I limit my wheat intake. This one goal has many benefits for me, it seems!
Assignment #6 - List YOUR reasons/excuses on why YOUR diets and exercise plans have not been well executed in the past.
I think that the biggest reason that I keep plateauing is because I am not tracking every piece food that I eat. Also, although I am sticking to a workout schedule, I haven't always been following it day-to-day (too many rest days!). These are two things I plan to do religiously during the entirety of the Summer 5% Challenge.
Assignment #7 - Measurements: will measure on 7/27 (will blog).
Assignment #9 - 5% weight goal: will be set on 7/27 (will blog).