For your week end BLC challenge we were asked to post about our plan on how we would get back on track if we went off. I've fell off the wagon so many times during this weight loss journey I should be an expert by now. Their is no special trick. Each weight loss journey is so unique & different. You must find what works best for you. For me personally I found out that if I weight myself each day it holds me accountable to myself. I know some of the experts say this is not a good thing to do but if you are totally aware of the fact that your bodies weight can fluctuate each day & not get discouraged I think weighing yourself daily can benefit you.
The second thing is staying in your calorie range. This meaning you got to count those calories or else! A little here & a little their = no weight loss!
The third thing which is just as important or maybe even more so is motivation. I give myself a pep talk & have a weight loss journal. Sometimes it just helps to write down were you are & were you are going! Reflection can be a great tool for weight loss! You don't have to write down something each day only when you feel motivated to do so. Every once in a while I read a success story on Spark people. Those stories are so inspirational & you learn so much on how to lose weight & keep it off.
OK enough is enough! Friday we got a foot of snow. Today the weatherman said 5 inches. We are up to 8 and it's still snowing. We have at least 20 inches so far. Plus what we already had on the ground. We have a 6 foot fence in the yard I know these pics don't do it justice but you get the idea.
Where to begin. For starters I want to share all my happiness with you! It's the beginning of a new year! Tomorrow and Friday start my two new challenges. I am on two new teams, the Winter 5% challenge- The Awesome A Team & BLC24- The Fuchsia Beauties INC. (FBI). My teammates seem so friendly and supportive. I have very good feeling about my two new teams. Starting out a challenge with your enthusiasm soaring is a great plus for success! I read on someone's post recently, "SUCCESS IS A CHOICE." Those four little words are going to be my Mantra for the next 12 weeks. By making the right choices each day no matter how trivial they seem I will meet my goals at the end of each challenge. The last time I weighed myself I was 230 lbs. It will be a little intimidating getting on that scale tomorrow. I am taking all my fears, putting them in a suitcase & burying them. Never to be unpacked again! I am making a promise to myself. I will do whatever has to be done to succeed! I will be posting on a regular basis to keep me accountable.
I wish all my other teammates success in meeting their goals!
I did fairly well yesterday. Down 3 lbs. It is probably water loss. I had one problem with snacking. I got carried away with snacking because I was eating right out of the bag. Big mistake! I am going to pre-measure my snacks & put them in snack bags. That should solve the problem! Other wise I ate fairly healthy yesterday!