I've gone 22 days without binging, yippee! I have not done any mindless eating, which is a very big thing for me, but now it's time to get some results and I can't do it on my own. I need more help. So, I'm joining Weight Watchers. I've been writing down all my foods and doing the best that I can to portion control, but I need to know how many calories I'm putting in my mouth.
Knowledge is power and that is the only way I'm going to see results on the weight scale because right now I haven't seen any significant weight loss this month. My main focus the past few weeks was to get out of the habit of binging and late night snacking. Now it's time to step it up!
I went to my weight loss group today & got some helpful tips. There were a lot of great things discussed, but these were the tips that really stood out for me.
- Buy new workout clothes. Who gets motivated to go to the gym, when you have old frumpy sweats? Lots of great sales at Walmart.
- Work out with music. I don't have an Ipod or MP3 player, so now I need to get one. In the past when I've worked out with music, I worked out longer. Without music, I keep looking at the clock, counting the minutes until it's over.
- Chew lots of sugar free gum. When I feel like I need something in my mouth, chew gum, especially when I feel like eating late night munchies.
For now those are the tips that will get me motivated. I want to look forward to the summer and not dread it because I can't hide behind layers of clothes. It's all about baby steps, taking it one day at a time and being accountable.
Food for Thought: "Those who expect moments of change to be comfortable and free of conflict have not learned their history." ~Joan Wallach Scott
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