BLC 20-Part of the challenge is blogging about our plans for this round.
I've been on Spark for a while, a loooooong while. So if I know what needs to be done. So the question is not what to do but why am I not doing it? What am I doing wrong?
Here's the drill:
-Track your foods, stay in range
A more in depth look: So- how can I make these concepts work for me?
-NUTRITION- track it all; I'm good at tracking just need to push more for staying in range. I am going to have to be more strict and give myself some tough love. Learn to say "NO" to food. I've been doing the Beck diet with the Beck team (shout out to those awesome gals who put up with me being waaay behind the team!!) I am learning some great lessons.
Ever react like this after eating something and THEN tracking?
-EMOTIONAL EATING- this one is a biggie for me. I have certain triggers that cause me to binge. I have found a solution, not sure if its temporary or will stick for a while. Current solution: I am now keeping rice cakes and natural peanut butter at my desk. When I need something sweet (give me ma sugah!!) I have a plan of attack! Salty- eat the rice cake alone!! May not work for everyone but I am finding it works for me- hi five!
-EXERCISE- I can be a little rockstar when it comes to exercise or a total dud. Been both- ask my team:) So, what is a happy balance? Commit to 30min exercise a day. If I must then I will **steps aside** fool myself into just putting one foot in front of the other and getting it done. Walk into the gym before I figure out what's going on.**comes back. That getting out of the house for a jog or hitting that gym has really become a test of my willpower lately. I need to do this first thing in the morning when I can't come up with the lame old excuses of being tired and wanting to go home and crash.
-ST- found this nifty little 2 week program, going to give it a try and it's only about 10min so very much do-able even for me!! Score!!
I don't reward myself for weight loss because I've been giving myself the wrong rewards- lose 2lbs you get a cupcake!! Makes sense right? Doi!!!Sheesh!!
So here are non food related rewards:
-2lbs- new hair clip
-4lbs- 2 redbox rentals
-6lbs- 4 new songs from Itunes
-8lbs- new nail polish
-10lbs- 1 yr subscription to Self
-12lbs- new pants from Ann Taylor:)
Finally my dreaded picture. I HATE having my picture taken! However points are at stake and the BLC admin know I will want those points, so nothing left to say but "cheese"!!