Days that I get up and out of bed to exercise work. Days that I don't get up, don't result in exercise. I intend to but email creeps in, then work, then kids and then it's late and I can't or I won't sleep.
I have not been a water drinker and I weight 280 which means I'm supposed to drink 140 oz a day. I bought three 32 oz sports drink holders and fill them up first thing in the morning. By noon they are now empty and I fill them up again for the afternoon. By end of day, I drink 150+ oz
Each Monday, I'm taking a picture of my scale's digital reading and posting on my Facebook page. It's a great incentive to watch my weekend eating, get exercising, drink water etc Also, as my posts have gone up, more people have made comments and notice, giving lots of support
I had a Tanita health scale with body fat %, water % etc The problem is it was never even close to my weight and never gave the same weight twice in a row. I bought a new flat scale with big digital numbers. The scale always gives same weight and it's easy to see.
This is not for the faint of heart. After years of saying I was going to lose weight, I made the ultimate commitment. I gathered extended family members (16) and asked them to shave off my hair. I'm not growing it back until I lose 40 lbs.
I worked in restaurant industry for years. I have no idea what real portions are anymore because what we buy is often several 100% more than what a serving is. My lack of reality about portions leads me to eat much more than is typical and leads me to feel starved when I'm eating right.
I don't like to exercise and treadmill workouts are the very worst. Recently, I decided I wanted to watch the top 100 movies ever made according to American Film Institute. I got a netflix membership and several movies were sent to me. Now, my time on the treadmill is an investment in my future