-I exercise most days of the week. -I watch my portions. -On super-hungry days, I make the effort to dive into a stash of healthy foods (grapes, not M&Ms) first. But I do still have M&Ms, just fewer! -I don't say "I can't eat that!" to anything but I no longer think that it ought to be a part of my daily food (with the exception of Dove Promises!).
I treat myself everyday. After I work out, I treat myself with a bag of kettle corn microwave popcorn. The whole bag isn't more than 100 calories and I am not talking about the 100 cal bags. Regular bags which have a lot more, are about the same caloric content. It's sweet and filling.
current weight: 131.0
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Total amazement at my bones. I really like my bones, and I don't want them to go away.
"Motivation is not something you find or lose, have or don't have. It is the product of how you see yourself in the world: active or passive, effective or ineffective, powerful or victimized, normal or pathological." Coach Dean
"I hold this jagged stone in my chest of keepsakes" AUNTMOUSE
-Now my exercise is on a high plan, I can eat anything in moderation and keep my weight stable. -Have a very pshycial job so if I feel hunger at anytime, I am actually hungry. -I eat more now than I did when over weight, it burns off easier even if I have my goodies.. -I have a few foods that react against each other in a postive way and on my heavy days I use them for a slower burn of carbs..
"I shall shape my future. Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man's doing but my own. I am the force; I can clear any obstacle before me. Or I can be lost in the maze. My choice. My responsbility. Win or lose, only I hold the key to my destiny." -google first. ask questions later ¸.·*´¨) ¸.·*¨) ¸.·*¨) (***Rena ***) (¸.·´~ (¸.·* ~ (¸.·*
1. I never deprive myself of anything, I just eat it in moderation.
2. I have dessert every day.
3. When I think I'm hungry I drink water and it works most times.
4. I am consistent with my exercise which is so important in being able to eat enough calories to satisfy my hunger
Starting Weight: 235 on 01/01/07
Achieved Goal Weight: 140 on 11/29/07
Maintenance Weight Range: 138 to 143
"A true friend knows your weaknesses but shows you your strengths; feels your fears but fortifies your faith; sees your anxieties but frees your spirit; recognizes your disabilities but emphasizes your possibilities. " William Arthur Ward
I didn't cut out anything, I just controlled the portions better. I eat a lot of salads, I make a salad supper at the very least 3 nights a week. I don't crave anything because I let myself have what I want, just in moderation.
1. I eat five times a day and if I feel like a bit of chocolate, it becomes one of my snack times and I have a piece that is in tune with my calorie intake for the day. 2. I drink black tea or water a lot. 3. I exercise most days for between 30 - 75 minutes depending on whether it is a strength day or not. 4. I check the scales at least once a week.
"Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them -- every day begin the task anew." Saint Francis de Sales
1. Once I start my workout in the morning I don't want to mess nothing up later. It's like a domino affect for me. It starts everything off and keeps everything going for me. 2. I keep portions down to a minimal. Cut out all sweets. Drink plenty of water before and after eating (That stops the cravings for me) 3. I stop eating after 6 p.m. Before I ate late and didn't care what I ate. Breaking bad habits helps me maintain.
My "little secret" I indulge -- heck yeah I allow myself the treats, but the trick is to do it only in moderation and once in awhile!! I truly think that is what helps me along. I love eating healthy and having a healthy lifestyle, but it is nice to have the little treats once in awhile, too! Instead of the King Size Snickers, a Fun Size does the trick!!
For me, I find that a really intense workout on free weights helps. It gives me what I think of as "honest hunger" -- I'm actually hungry, so cravings don't enter my mind. I just want good, nutritious food.
I never have "cravings" in the morning so I have a healthy breakfast, then try to workout in the morning so that that my lunch and afternoon snack are affected by the weight lifting hunger. It REALLY works. I feel like I'm not explaining it at all well, but it does work.
Then , come dinner time, I know that I've been on track with healthy eating and exercise ALL DAY -- it's easier to stay on track when I've already had a good day.
Also, now that I'm working out so much on weights, the truth is I can pretty much eat as much as I want, and my weight stays the same. This is a REAL secret though, don't tell a soul.... I would get kicked off SP
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