I’m making progress in my quest to eat healthier, move more and lose weight. At weigh-in this week for the weight loss challenge I’m doing I lost some poundage! Last week I weighed in at 148.6.
My weight this week is 146.2.
That’s a loss of 2.4 lbs. I’ll take it!
Here are a few things that have really been helping me stay on track:
1) Meal planning. Knowing ahead of time what I’m going to make for dinner each night of the week keeps dinnertime stress to a minimum. And because I’m prepared, there’s no eating junk just because there’s nothing else to eat. Plus, Brian is loving having a hot, delicious dinner ready when he gets home from work. Win/win!
2) MyFitnessPal. I don’t love logging in everything I eat during the day, but the reality is, it helps keep me on track. And the fact that it’s a social network actually makes MyFitnessPal fun. I can interact with my friends who are also tracking their food and exercise, and we can keep each other motivated.
3) Eating fruits and vegetables. I’ve actually been pretty successful at getting a lot of greens and fresh fruit in my diet. I have a salad before dinner every night and broccoli as a side dish often. I’ve also been eating a lot of blueberries and making Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Smoothies, which are nutrient-packed and filling.
4) Family support. Really, this should take the #1 spot. Brian and my parents see me really making an effort to change my habits, and they are always telling me that they’re proud of me. This is invaluable!
It’s true that the more you do something, the easier it becomes. I’m enjoying eating healthier, more whole foods and I’m confident that I’m going to stay on track.
I will update again with my progress in another week!