5% Challenge- Motivation and triggers
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Today's assignment is to list all the reasons you want to lose weight.
What do you want to change?
To be healthier, breathe easier.
How do you want to look?
Thinner, happier, toned
How do you want to feel?
Happier, less headaches, rested.
What things will you be able to do in the future with a slimmer healthier body?
Have a baby
Wear a bathing suit again
Shop in the "regular" sizes, especially stores like Old Navy :-)
List ALL your trigger foods.
Chocolate- any kind
Drug rep lunches-most often greasy and delicious
When I eat Chinese I want ice cream afterwards, every time
What are the sources of the Triggers Foods?
Office-sweets in the break room and up front in reception.
Not being at home encourages me to eat more unhealthy.
Hot weather-house isn't fully air conditioned so we don't like to cook a lot.
Describe the most common situations where you reach for the trigger foods or snacks.
At night watching TV.
At work when it's easily available and I walk past it several times per day.
In meetings-keeps me alert.
When I'm stressed or sad.
Do you see a pattern?
Every time I'm stressed. I want grease, carbs, ice cream, pop. Most usually caused by difficult days at work and not getting out on time.
As I said above, when I eat Chinese I desperately crave ice cream.
That is what this assignment is about - how will you not do that again?
I can brush my teeth after each meal so I won't want to eat more for several hours.
I have found I eat less when I drink my daily water intake.
Talk/con my husband in to using grill more often in the summer.
Precook on the weekends so dinner can be heated up during the week.