OK so heres the brass tacks of how to do this. This is what I do. before you put something into your mouth ask what nutritional value does it bring to the body. If you say carbs you better be planning to do some real work. I eat heavy carbs in the morning (Oats) because I know it's going to be a while till I eat again but then I dump a bunch of Blueberries on it for a high dose of vitiums and anti-ox whatever they are called or spelt. Yesterday I ate one of those trail mix bars and as I broke off a chunk it kind of reminded me of something you do with rice krispys and marshmellows. I ate it because I think I was low in marshmellows. This thought did stop me from having a second one. one injectiion of marsh. poisioning is enough for a week. Lunch I always need greens and fresh tomatoes. I love cheese on my salads with a controled amount of a lighter dressing. light not meaning the word on the lable but the thickness. Need a snack grab a fruit w/wo peanutbutter. Dinner start with your high nutrition items and go from there. Bob from the biggest loser says you can have desert once a week. It's our thinking that has to change first. There are a lot of people that think fruits and veggies in addition to and it should be F & V instead of. keep thinking what good does this do for me. If the answer is twinkies stay fresh for 25 years realy think about what that is doing to your organs. they have to figure what the hell to do with those chemicials in your body for 25 years because they never break down. Now I don't have a pc of paper to tell you this isn't a good thing I just know from experance of how to avoid some of what the tv wants you to buy. Lynn
It sounds like you've got it all figured out. You're tracking your food, do you see any problems there? You're exercising, that's always a plus. Try working in some extra exercise through the day. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Park far away from the grocery store, convience store, etc. If you're watching tv in the evenings, get up and do some stretches or walk around the house a few times during commercials. Make sure you drink your water. It really does help. Hope this helps you.
"The reason that people give up so fast is because they tend to look at how far they have to go instead of how far they have gotten."~Unknown
I had the worst time moving down from where you are now, it took 3 weeks before the scale moved, but then it started moving steadily, but here we are stuck again (this time I think it is due to restrictions after a minor car accident that gave me whiplash.)
1. Keep logging, I know it's hard, I don't do it all the time, but get as much as you can so you know where you stand for the day.
2. Exercise does a body good, although you may not see much of a shift in the scale, you could in inches.
3. Use other methods than the scale, I have a cloth tape measure and I take my inches, especially when I'm not seeing a drop in weight. I usually see something in the measurements when they go down.
4. If you crave something unhealthy, eat 2 bites of it and savor it, then toss it. When you start restricting yourself, you start to binge.
5. If you need support, ask for it. If you have a favorite calorie-laden dish you really don't want to give up, ask for ideas on how to make it healthier. If you need anything put it out there and let others help, we are all in this together.
I have no tips but I need a buddy that really wants to stick it out. I get bummed out when the scale doesn't move. Journal is a hard one for me so I think it is a start. I am also going to cut down on the amount of coffee I drink. I put lof fat chocolet milk into it. I think the day totals more than the 1/2c I log. Lynn
I CAN do this! I need to track food ALL food that enters my mouth. I am fine with not drinking calories except an occasional wine or beer on the weekend but I am even given up any alcohol until my man arrives end of October.
I would LOVE to see 159 by time he gets here but I am not sure that is going to happen right now since I am still stuck between 168 to 170 right now.sighhh...
I have started exercising and it feels great now to start being more accountable with the food.
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