Just Dont Weigh But Measure And Make A Goal For Exercise Each Week
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I wish I would have known to measure myself when I started my new life style. But I have been doing it the last 7 weeks & I am pleased I have. I am limited on physical activates due to my spinal injuries & diseases but I have a 300 min goal of exercise for each week, so far I only missed one week due to an SI joint injection & my pain levels being bad from it.
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I have decided not to weigh or measure myself every week but every 4 weeks instead. My first weigh in is 28th January - I've been on my healthy eating/get back into shape campaign since 2nd January. From past experience if I constantly weigh myself I either feel great because I've done well and end up treating myself or being depressed if the scales don't show what I'd like them to say so it demotivates. Not knowing how I'm doing makes me really want a good result, roll on 28 th Jan!252
I had been on a "plateau" for nearly three months - basically I wasn't really staying alert to a good exercise regimen. I went back to charting all foods (weighing anything that could be weighed, using measuring cups, etc.) I also started changing my exercise routine at least once a week and PRESTO! I've started losing a pound a week again.
My best purchase (after the athletic shoes) was a gram/ounce scale I found at Bed Bath and Beyond. I weigh foods now and can stop guessing at portion sizes. Get out those measuring cups too! When you're really hungry, it's easy to guess wrong.
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