So my new weight loss plan has been partly helped by two new discoveries, which I will now share with each of you!
1) Buying a new car really helps with getting increased walking in.
Huh? Let me explain. So two and a half weeks ago, I finally bought a new car -- my first brand new car ever, it had 18 miles on the odometer when I got the keys. I needed a new car since my old one had too many miles on it. So preface here. I live in an apartment complex, without a dedicated parking space, and the parking spaces near my building are super skinny. So, after getting the new car, and not wanting to get it dinged or scraped up, I have been parking my car on the other side of the apartment complex from where my building actually is. So easily, adding about 200 steps each day going to and from the car in the morning and night. AND, at work, I try to park as far away as possible, to avoid the other cars and the same story at any stores that I stop at during the day. AND... you can do this withOUT having to get a new car. Yup. Amazing stuff eh?
2) My next discovery centers around using the digital food scale in my kitchen. I do try to measure everything, but sometimes measuring things like peanut butter, salad dressings or whipped cream cheese etc is tough, and half of the allotted tablespoon ends up stuck to the measuring spoon. So, this weekend it occurred to me that I could use my scale in a new way (weigh). lol.
So on my WW whipped cream cheese container, it lists the serving size as 2 tablespoons, and then lists (20 g). Aha! So I placed my bagel thin on a plate on the digital scale, zero'd the scale, took out a small knife-full of the whipped cream cheese, and spread it onto the bagel thin. And kept adding more until I reached the 20g weight on the scale. Ta-dah! Amazing!
Turns out this technique works great for salad dressings, peanut butter and a bunch of other things that are kindof messy to measure with utensils.
So those are just two of my latest discoveries helping me along with my fitness and weight loss goals.