Healthy Habits I have adapted that have helped me eliminate some of the Unhealthy Habits I had.
1. Journal and Photograph my food.
I take most of my pictures with my Ipad, so they are nothing fancy, but the photos force me to put a little more planning into my meals so they appear attractive and tasteful, and I have more variety.
Sometimes I am honest to a fault. Knowing that I will tell it all has made me stop a few times when I wanted to over eat. Wanting an interesting blog to read has helped me to be more creative with my food when I felt lazy about planning and preparing the same meals over and over again.
3. Planned exercise with friends.
It is so much easier to keep plans with a friend than it is to keep plans with myself. I loved the 8 week Bootcamp and went because someone else was counting on me to be there. My Tuesday and Thursday morning walking club in the neighborhood has gotten me out the door on many mornings I would have slept in and procrastinated exercising for the entire day!
4. Meal Planning.
Planning and shopping for meals has helped me to eat lower point meals because we are at home and I am in control of my portion size. I also feel guilty eating out at the last minute knowing I will let food spoil and have to throw it out. It's also help cut back on dining out expenses!
5. Drink Water
I try to drink two 8 oz glasses of water before each meal, and I drink a lot of water throughout the day. Drinking water before a meal helps me to feel full quicker, and drinking water throughout the day helps keep me away from the Diet Coke, which I still enjoy on occasion.
6. No more fast food.
I can't say never, but I can say hardly ever. When I am out and about, and meal time unexpectedly comes around, I opt for a grocery store salad bar. It cost a little more, but it is completely worth it to me.
Today's Weigh In went REALLY, REALLY well. I have never had a one week loss like that before. I feel last weeks gain was a lot of water weight due to the Birthday Celebration.......But I felt like I was 21 too!
I just wanted to have fun with The Birthday Princess......
Anyhow.......serious work this week with the 5K, lots of exercise, lots of fruits and veggies, lots of planning, lots of water, and even dealing with a couple of unexpected sleepovers in the hospital.
I lost 6.8! (had to be some water weight there)
Today's weight = 165.8
So I am back at my lowest weight and moving forward in my three month journey to finish this weight loss thing up! The increase in exercise and the "no drinking" will help things move along much quicker. I am certain of it!
Since I skipped dinner Thursday night due to my sleep fest, I woke up starving! But I was so eager to have a Kick Ass weigh in, I didn't eat or even take a sip of water before my meeting. I did cook an egg sandwich and wrap it up "to go".
Egg white Sandwich, coffee with Steamed Milk
THIS.....1/2 the bag is 6 PPV.
PLUS THIS......One burger is 3 PPV
I dumped the entire bag of greens into a big bowl, then I added half of all the other things that come in the bag of salad.
1/2 of the dressing
1/2 of the chips
1/2 of the cheese
And none of the sour cream.
Then I topped it with a veggie burger chopped into pieces and gave it all a big stir.
Super satisfying in taste and filling too!
More coffee on a rainy afternoon with steamed milk.
After my treadmill workout, a smoothie was in order.
WW Vanilla smoothie with 1 cup frozen blueberries.
Tess came in town for the weekend, so we all went to dinner. She was so excited to order her first beer at Sunset Grill!
She was a little disappointed that Mike and I both ordered .......water. :)
I went with my safe plate of Hawain skewers.....Chicken, pineapple, bell peppers and onions....with a side of potatoes and a side of broccoli.
Refresh...I can eat 26 points a day.
I can earn Activity Points by doing exercise.
I have an allowance of 49 points that I can dip into if I chose.
I should drink a minimum of 6 (8 oz) glasses of water each day.
The food I ate today and it's PPV.
Breakfast = 5
Lunch = 9
Snack = 3
Dinner = 11
Total = 28
Activity Points Earned Today = 2
Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 47
How many glasses of water I drank today = 8
Excited to see what the week brings!
"love the life you live, live the life you love"