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One Step at a Time

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

I make most of my food from scratch at home. I like to cook and it is usually a more healthy and less expensive option. The only problem has been that it has been very time consuming to try and track my foods. I rarely make things exactly the same each time because I use different things on hand or different veggies that are in season. The result, I stopped tracking my food. emoticon I started exercising more and was still losing weight, but now have reached a plateau after only losing 13lbs total. I feel accomplished with that but I don't want to gain it back like the other times and my goal to a healthy weight is losing 80lbs total. I can't give up. My eating habits have gotten worse again and the weather is turning colder so I am not able to ride a bike everywhere as much since I pull my kids in bike trailers. While I would probably be fine riding in the cold they will not be within the next month or so. I can feel myself starting to panic because I don't want to get out of control with my eating and I really looked forward to those bike rides.
I think I have come up with a less stressful solution. Before I tried to just jump in and do it all at once now I am going to make some little goals (like the spark book says to do anyway) and take them a week, or even two weeks, at a time before adding the next. I want this to be a lifestyle change that I can keep forever.

This week's goal:
Not eat while cooking, no snitching a taste here and there just because it looks good. Sure if I am testing a sauce maybe, but for the most part I will not eat until the meal is ready and on the table.
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    You are on the right track now! Small lifestyle changes = healthy habits = permanent weight loss. Remember, this is not a race; follow the guidelines in the book and you will lose the weight. emoticon
    1620 days ago
  • TAMMY5707
    Those are good goals to have. Hang in there. It's really easy to slide back into old habits but the sooner you pick yourself up and get back on track, the less those old habits will affect you.
    1620 days ago
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