amrys - Hope you received your 50 pound charm - Congratulations!!
I made it through the whole week and stayed on track, can't believe it It really has helped me to limit my food choices and eat the same thing for a lot of my meals. I've found it takes away that anticipation of food and the craving for it since I already know what I'll be having. I hope I can continue this way.
I've been double tracking points and calories and I think I'll try to do that through the end of February and then I might just switch over to one of them. They always used to say that 1 point on Momentum is equal to about 50 calories but I'm finding that isn't the case this time for me - the calories have been less than I estimated they would be. I guess I'll see how it works out over the next month.
Hope all of you are doing well and having a good weekend
DotRen - Thanks It helps not having any junk food in the house and taking away some choices. I've never been one to binge on fruits and vegetables sunrose - Hello back to you.
My week is running from Sun-Sat, so today's the first day of a new week. I'll have a challenge this week since I need to go grocery shopping. I'm hoping I can get out of there with just what is one my list and no other foods.
Well, another week in the books. I actually stayed mostly OP this week, even though it was tough. I ended up going over by a bit, but nothing major, all things considered. I was down a little at WI. I am pressing on as best I can. My real focus is making sure that I'm eating breakfast and lunch each day because I tend not to eat during the day when I'm busy. Sometimes I have to make myself take the time and do it because I know that I feel better overall when I do and I eat less at night.
As of today, it's been just over two weeks since I started tracking. I think that's the longest I have gone in recent memory, so I am intrigued to see how this is going to shake out.
I've subscribed to a meal planning program (it's called Work Week Lunch) and that seems to be working alright - I did it to replace the meal boxes that I was ordering, because I was getting sick of the options, and the boxes were only getting delivered on Wednesdays, which I did not find helpful as the week is half over by then. I find that the meal planning program isn't any cheaper (I have been spending a lot on groceries, and there is a monthly cost), but it does simplify things. I meal prep on Sundays and there are a couple of recipes that you are supposed to prepare mid-week as well. I really like that it has breakfast meals as well (2 breakfast/snack recipes and three dinners each week). The idea is that you do the prep, then eat the prepped meals instead of cooking during the week. But for our family, I find it works better if I prep one or two things on the weekend, and use the rest at meal times during the week. The kids are loving the breakfast options; they get so sick of cereal every morning.
Hello. I have been on other boards, but when members are stressing over 4 or 5 lbs and I have a lot to lose I feel I am with the wrong group. When they would say show us a picture of your heaviest and how you are now. Well, I'm at my heaviest. I am trying, tracking and meeting with a dietitian every 5 - 8 weeks. I hope to make some progress and be able to let you all know. I have gone from 263 to 260.5. Just a baby step, but a long long journey starts with a single step.
tracker - Welcome to the board. Everyone here is very supportive. Congratulations on your loss and good luck with the dietitian. You sound like you have the right attitude to lose weight so I wish you the best.
wwlurker - Congratulations on the loss and tracking. Those meal programs sound good, I'm glad your family likes the one you're using right now.
Tracking was essential for me and when I stopped it I didn't care about what I was eating or the quantities, it's really easy to overeat that way.
I did lose some weight last week, so I was glad about that. It seemed like I was eating the same amounts as I did before I started tracking, but I realize I wasn't eating all that high calorie/fat/sugar junk food that added a lot more to my daily intake.
Hope all of you are doing well and that we all have a good week.
gerimawa - Welcome to the thread, I hope your grocery shopping goes well and you enjoy your soup
Yesterday when I was shopping I left a gift card that I had bought at the register. I called to the store when I realized I didn't have it and they put it in the office for me. I went back this morning to pick it up. I didn't make it out of the store this time without buying something I shouldn't have I bought some small fun size packs of M&Ms in Easter colors.
I'm going to put them aside and not open them yet, but I think I can control them and just have one pack every few days. Maybe it will be a good test for me. I am usually pretty good with portioning out candy. If I have problems with them, I'll throw them out and realize I need to leave candy out of the house.
cj59 , don't try the fudge m&m's - don't! lol they are addictively good.
I second this!
Hi everyone! Just a little check in. I have a couple of days left in my week, and I still have a few WPs, but not many. Really hoping to stick to my points this week. I've been doing pretty well and only going over a couple each week, but I want a week where I don't go over at all.
I'm finding that I am doing much better just being aware and not really bingeing at night like I usually do. I still have snacks and treats at night, but it feels more controlled and conscious, if that makes sense. Fridays and Saturdays are tough, though.
I haven't been exercising much, but I'm hoping to find ways to fit that in to my current schedule.
I've been slacking off on the self-care, so I need to get back to that. The little things make such a huge difference.
I've been trying a relaxation technique where you close your eyes for 10 minutes a day and just don't "think" about anything. Play music, listen to a book- whatever but not things that antagonize or annoy you (like politics lol). You can break it up into 2-3 sessions if you can't do 10 minutes straight, they do recommend if you do 3 sessions, make them a full 5 minutes each.
It says you should try to do this before your largest meal to help be mindful of what you eat. I guess if you do 2-3 sessions, that should be before each meal.