My goal is to lose 15 pounds. Days go by, and I feel disappointed in myself with little change. So instead of focusing on 15 pounds, I started focusing on losing 2 to 5 pounds in two weeks. That is very reasonable, and I have that, I CAN DO IT attitude!
I shop on Tuesday. Sunday, I take out all the bits of leftovers, usually add some meat or beans, broth, seasonings, and make a soup for the week. I eat the soup for lunches. Its fun and I feel like I'm not wasting food.
the more water you drink the more you loss..i drink about 100 oz to 128 oz a day...
Set small goals--don't start out to lose 100 pounds or even 25, because if it doesn't come off as fast as you would like, chances are you will give up. Try for a 5 pound loss, and then another, etc.
Don't just track calories track nutrients. Make sure you're getting the proper balance
I believe being negative is a strike against seeing the big picture: Negativity Clouds the truth. I can change. I can get fit. I can do one thing a day and that is in the direction of making the right choices for me to get well. Finally, refraining negative thoughts and judgements is a waste of time...
Recently I started the mindless eating that occurs as your stress builds. Once I recognized it - I could deal with it - by packing carrots, celery, humus - and increasing my B-complex. Stress didn't go away, but now I could deal with it in a healthy manner.
When I'm cooking dinner on sunday for the family, I also take the time to make a large pot of tofu veggie spiced rice for my lunches for the week. SO I end up with a week's worth of good for me and tasty food out having to deal with it in the mornings.
I lunge walk all the time wherever I'm at. It helps build my lean muscle groups increasing my metabolism and allowing me to burn more calories. I can really see a difference.