Using the weight charts to track reality! I have tracked my ups and downs over 3 years. I noticed that my body wants to stay at specific weights. Those are the areas of plateau. Those are also the weight levels my body wants to get back to. I now know I have to expect my body to resist weight loss in those areas. I am determined to create new lower norms for my body by staying at a lower weight for extended periods. If you can maintain count it as a victory! you are resetting your weight norm.
By tracking your weight and viewing the charts you will notice the plateaus and realize they will be the areas your body fights change and tries to stabilize. Work through them, they won't last. You are changing and working toward new norms.
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I check off what I have done on my chart on my wall everyday and have an end of day journal that I write in so I can see how much I have accomplished. I have a 6 month chart, that has symbols, a weight chart that goes from week to week, and a measurement chart I do one a month, each ending in 6 month. And anytime I feel low, or like giving up, I just look at what have done, and how far I have come.
Most americans have a sodium intake way above the charts
did you know that the RDA (recommended daily allowance) for sodium is 2500 mg per day? This is equal to ONE TEASPOON of table salt. Most Americans get anywhere from 2500 to 7500 mg per day. This is at fault for problems like high blood pressure, heart problems, and more. Watch your salt intake24
Sticker charts are not just for little kids and chores. Choose something you want to do every single day, buy a package of stars or smiley faces, and put a chart where you can't miss it. (Mine is on the bathroom mirror.)
Sample chart at http://bit.ly/gwWpiW
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