If you find that you have slowed or started gaining, revisit what you did in the first week of your journey. You were probably tracking your calories more regularly, weighing and measuring your food, exercising more minutes, and reading more blogs, articles and tips on Sparkpeople! Just do what worked then - you will see things start going the RIGHT direction again! Press On!
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If you're stuck in a rut, go back to the first week you started your lifestyle changes. I find that remembering what I did those first 7 days often gives me a boost of self confidence-- because you know it works, you know you can do it, you just need to remember how!
To sneak in some activity during the day at my sedentary desk job on the first floor of a three-story building, I do the following. When heading to the restroom, I go to the nearest staircase, go up to the top floor, walk across to the other side of the building, & go back down the stairs to the first floor. There I use the restroom, and then go back upstairs, back across the building, and back down to the first floor. Net result is 8 flights of stairs, done in two sets.
Last week when I first started logging my food and fitness progress, I logged on once in the morning and wrote everything for the whole day (to save time.) I have found that it is a REAL motivator to me to know that if I deviate from what's already in "black & white" I will have to go back and change things...which is a waste of my time! So far, I have surpassed my expectations...(I don't mind going back on to add more fitness points!)
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