I remind myself daily that just because the scale hasn't changed, it doesn't mean I am not making progress. I keep mental and written notes of how I feel each day, how my clothes fit, etc. as reminders that every little bit counts. Sometimes, accomplishment is not tangible but is based on the feeling of self worth you get when you make a commitment to better health and wellness....and stick to it!
I believe far too much emphasis is placed on weight and size as opposed to health. Many people do "controversial" things to have an appearance that is acceptable to society, while unhealthy physically and emotionally. I want to do it the right way! Thanks to Sparkpeople...I AM!
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Keeping track of everything I eat every day has been crucial to me losing weight. The moment I stop keeping track is when I see the scale start to slowly slip up to higher numbers. Keeping track of my food intake keeps me accountable - I am not tempted to "cheat" or make poor choices when I know I am going to keep track of it!
Buy a digital scale to help you with food tracking!
I used to hate tracking, I thought tracking the food I eat makes me obsessed with food and makes me end up eating more, but buying a digital scale helped me A LOT. Now I am obsessed to track everything I eat. I discovered 1200 calories a day is a lot if you eat healthy, I find myself in the evening thinking what more should I eat to reach the minimum of 1200 cal/day... so buy a scale, search the food or look on the labels to see the calories and enjoy!
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