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I took my scale out of the bathroom and placed it in my kitchen near my refrigerator. Practically right in front of the door. Also, I put a huge sticky on the refrigerator with my goal weight written in bright bold red numbers. A reminder and a visualization. Every time I walk in the kitchen to the frig. the scale and sticky great me.
I journal everything I eat (even a piece of gum) & drink. I track calories, carbs, fat g., protein, dietary fiber and sodium & tally it up every night. Than at the end of the week I tally up all of my weeks totals and find the average. Sometimes you'll have 1 bad day but within the entire week you can still be right on target. It has helped me a ton!
Using the nutrition tracker is very important to me. I even have the app on my phone. The part of this activity that has helped the most is I don't mindlessly eat anymore. Food is now fuel for my body. I pay close attention to what foods I eat and what my food is made of. I plan ALL my meals. It may sound hard, but its not. I now eat to live rather than eat because I can. The amazing thing about this change is that I enjoy and have more appreciation for my meals now.
I have gained 90lbs in 8 months on medication. So my doctor has put me on adderall for ADHD to lose the weight, so far I have lost 26lbs in 4 months on the adderall. I eat normal which is pretty healthy and I exercise a little. I gained 50lbs before on seroquel and lost it on abilify. So medication can really do some damage. I take the meds for schizophrenia and have to be on them. I wish there were natural alternatives to the medication but the ones I have tried do not work for me.
Before I even get in the shower in the morning, I grab a big 32 oz. tumbler of cold water to drink. I drink 1/2 while the shower is warming up and the other 1/2 while I finish getting ready.
I realized a good way to keep yourself exercising and eating healthy - and that's to do everything as if you've already reached your weight loss goal!
You can eat vegetables in lots of ways. You can eat them raw,boiled,roasted or fried. But what happens if you're not a veggie person or your kids don't eat their veggies? Try making a spinach pie recipe. It's healthy,tasty and you and your family will love it. It's a good source of Vitamin A & C.