Tuesday, April 20, 2010
How am I doing it
So for today's blog I decided to tell you guys what I'm doing to stay motivated and keep the weight coming off b/c some of you have been asking.. I'm not counting calories or writing down my food intake any longer b/c now It's just easy to keep track in my head.. It kinda just become second nature that I was eating less.. For breakfast I will eat a yogurt, banana or a Thomas bagel thin toasted w/spray butter on it and I always have a cup of coffee w/fat free french vanilla.. For lunches I eat turkey burgers w/Arnold sandwich thins and 2% cheese, sub sandwiches w/mustard, or lean cuisines... For dinner I just make what we eat normally, I just portion my sizes now and don't go for seconds.. Now for snakes I have popcorn, jello w/whip cream, reduced fat cookies, baked chips or fruit and I always have 1 diet Pepsi a day.. I do still go out to eat with friends and my hubby b/c I do believe I have to eat the foods I enjoy in order to Be able to keep the weight off for life (just have half and save the other half for the next day).. I can't just diet all day every day b/c then I would become bored w/ food and then binge eat.. I run 4 times a week, 2 miles each time (about 325 cal).. Now the reason I have kept up w/ my running is b/c I signed up for another race in June, so that has kept me from falling off the exercise wagon.. I don't do anymore exercise than that b/c I do not want to burn out b/c once again this was a life change not just a lets lose the weight and then struggle to maintain thing... My other advice is try to only step on the scale once a week b/c your body losses weight on a week basis (I mean think about it weight watchers and biggest loser weigh in by the week and hello there is a reason God made 7 days a week).. Plus it keeps you from being discourged when you see your weight going up and down all week.. It took a good month before any of this got easier and longer for me to get motivated about the exercising. It's all about just telling yourself to stick with it and once you see every week that the weight is coming off then it makes you want to go another week to see if you can lose even more.. I feel good about the weight loss and can now see it in my body, but I can't say I feel proud yet b/c I know I still have a long way to go.. I hope this gave some view/help into what is making my weight come off.. Just be consistent in your eating/exercise and don't not do things b/c of food (PORTION CONTROL) is everything.. I even have pizza a lot (my fav food) but now instead of 4 slices I eat 2. Postive thought for the week "Finishing is better than starting. Patience is better than pride".. Lets all be weight happy together..