This is Hard!

And not just the weight loss!! I struggle sometimes in what to write here because I fell very repetitive. I struggled one day because of a)  my period or b) a party or c) a stressful day. I need to stop focusing on the challenge and just roll with it. There will always be an excuse to not eat right, there will always be temptation. So for me, it’s about setting myself up for success. It’s about having the plan and executing it. My plan, which helps me lose weight and be healthy is this:

1. Plan my meals in advance. I decide the night before what I am going to eat and I prepare it so all I have to do in the morning is roll out of bed and throw it in a bag. It honestly saves my eating life. If I am not prepared, if I don’t buy and make the food in advance, I eat chocolate and chips. I am not smart. And I am stuck in my job with no recourse. So that’s my advice to everyone, plan your meals. Plan smart.

2. I am organized with my life. I buy the exact amount of food I need to get through specific days where I won’t have time to get to the grocery store. That way I can always plan my meals. I don’t buy items that I will snack on that aren’t part of my eating program. And I don’t shop when I am hungry. That just leads to me buying more stuff.

3. I eat around 1200 calories a day. How the heck do I do that? I buy lean ground turkey, lean chicken, fish. I eat 3 veggies and 3 fruits a day. I drink 8-10 glasses of water a day. I eat protien for breakfast like eggs, mixed with veggies and a small amount of cheese. I have 2 snacks a day, which are fruit. I constantly eat. Combine that with the water and I am usually not hungry if I stay on program.

Now I am still on camp “I struggle to work out”. But I get to the gym at least once a week and I am noticing inches are falling off my body moreso than weight. I am still dropping a pound a week or so, or sometimes even staying still but my clothes are getting bigger and bigger. So I am not upset. The weight will catch up soon.

I soon plan on buying weight control items and writing about them. Like going to Starbuck’s and trying different no-sugar drinks and seeing which one strikes my fancy.