My Weight Loss Journey Update….
I do know for sure that I can’t multi-task. I have been focused on a couple different things lately which has caused my blogging to take a back seat. The first distraction has been my concentration on my new toy, my Gateway 17′ laptop. It came with Windows 8 which is taking me a little while to get used to. And the 2nd thing is, of course working desperately on my weight loss. I am only 10 lbs down but am going to share with you the things I have learned so far on my journey. More so probably for myself so I can look back over this when I am struggling and be able to regroup with the tools that seem to work.
One of the things I have done is made a vision board all about fitness and weight loss. I have it pinned up on the inside of my closet door and try to glance at it daily. I wrote the date on the back so I will know exactly how long it has taken me to reach my goal. It may seem a bit cheesy to some but it has worked for me in the past. I did this because I believe weight loss is more mental than physical. This is to try to reprogram my mind on healthy thoughts. Here is a picture of it, if it comes through ok…
Second thing is I downloaded several apps on my smart phone. I went through so many until I found the two that help the most. C25K (by Zen Labs) is my favorite exercise one. It starts you out from a sedentary person to a 5K runner. It stands for Couch to 5K. Any beginner can use this. The other one I use is My Fitness Pal. You list your weight and what your goal weight is and it will calculate how many calories you should be in taking a day. Then you list everything you eat, drink or exercise on there and it calculates everything for you. It even has a bar code thingy so you can scan everything. I love love it. That way all through out the day you know whether you are below your calorie count or over it.
After I gave up soft drinks completely and got bored with water I started drinking Powerade Zero. A lot. And slowly I started realizing my rings were getting tight again. These drinks are ok but too much and you will retain fluid. Try to only drink them if you are working out and sweating or no more than one after every two bottles of waters. All intake you have is important. It’s all trial and error. Everyone’s body is different and handles different things differently.
Two different doctors told me that weight loss is 90% what you eat and 10% what you exercise. So put your time and energy on eating smaller portions and more often and NEVER skip a meal. Do little steps like changing white bread to wheat and more vegetables in place of everything else. LOL. Small steps everyday make big changes in the end. And don’t stop if you fall off the wagon. It’s your own personal experiment that you are making as you go. Even though exercise only contributes to 10%, don’t forget to add it into your daily life. Once you start exercising and have a routine then your body will love it. And miss it when you don’t.
I have taken bits and pieces of information from several sources and trying to implement into my life. Ten down and 90 more to go.