Holla!!! So...I weighed in last night and I lost 2.4 pounds! (Note: I lost 2 point 4 pounds...not 24! I wish!) I'd love to lose about 2 pounds a week, but right now, I'll take anything!
Here are a couple of things I learned this week....
- Write down what you eat! This is something I struggled with this week. I was either too busy or I'd have good intentions to write it down, but then I'd forget. I realized when I write down what I eat, I'm more conscious of what I'm eating and I feel more accountable. Plus, it's a great way to track calories!
- Move, baby! MOVE! As I've been walking/jogging, I have noticed it is getting a little easier as I make myself go, but that is the hard part- doing it! I need to work on not getting distracted by what's on TV or little project I'm working on.
-Satisfied? Another thing I've learned is to realize when I'm satisfied and then stop eating. This is a habit that is hard to break! Usually, if there is food in front of me, I'll continue to graze or subconsciously eat it, even if I'm full! So, here is a great tip I learned: You know how most restaurants give you a HUGE portion? Well, when you go out to eat, ask for a box FIRST, and put 1/2 of your meal in it right when it comes. That way, you only eat 1/2 and you have 1/2 for the next day!
My goals this week are to take 30-40 minutes everyday to exercise, buy and eat more fruits and veggies, and learn to cook some healthy recipes!