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So many people say they are just not motivated to exercise. Don't wait - just make an appointment like you would for the dentist or doctor or to do your taxes. Motivation comes as a reward along with increased energy , and a feeling of accomplishent and well-being.
I plan my meals the night before so that I know exactly what I'm having so that I'm not tempted to eat whatever is in sight. I plan for 3 meals and 3 snacks and use Nutrition Tracker to track it all so I stay within my daily calorie, carb, and fat range.
When looking at weight loss it's easy to give up early. Are you setting yourself up for failure or success? It's all in how you look at it. Say your goal is to lose 50 lbs. After 30 days you only lose 8lbs. It doesn't seem like much.
Stop..STOP.. and make yourself a cup of your favorite tea. I like Vanilla Chai..the perfect combo of sweet and spice for me. I find that if I CAN just STOP and brew my tea..the sugary snack craving is gone.
I have started using a saucer to use as my portion control apparatus. When I fill the saucer up that is it! I eat no more for at least 2 hours! ! I try to eat 6 small meals a day. This has helped with the shrinking of my stomach!
I noticed when journalling my food, that when I am making my daughter's after school snack I was eating extra calories. Now I have fruit before I pick her up or chew sugarless gum as I make her snack! It REALLY keeps me out of her food!