I have a master list which also has long-term projects on it. Then I use 3x5 cards to break the list down into what I can REASONABLY do in a day. So instead of having 4-5 pages, I have maybe 8-10. The sense of accomplishment is amazing! Once the list is done I can choose to play without guilt
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I made a list of the reasons why I want to lose weight and put them on 3x5 notecards. I read them every morning, at mealtimes, when I feel the urge to eat something destructful or when I need a pick me up. I keep the cards on my kitchen counter so they are always there. Here are the 1st few reasons listed on my cards: Feel better about myself, look/feel better in clothes, set good example for my kids, be healthy, avoid diabetes/heart disease, be proud of me, more energy, play soccer again.
Writing down your goals helps you realize why you are on this weight loss journey in the first place. In moments of weakness, it really does help to read the list before you put any food in your mouth. You realize that your goals will make you feel better than any piece of food can.
I purchased a file box that holds 3.5 index cards, 3.5 colored index cards, months of the year and 1-31 cards. I then took and made a list of all the household chores, hair cuts and yearly apts and seperated them by how often they needed to be done and assigned them by color. Yellow for daily chores, pink 1/week, Green 1/ month, orange every 2 weeks and blue 1/year. I wrote on the cards the chore assigned to the color and then placed them in the index box on the days I wanted to do them
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