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What I've learned on week 1 of my "diet"
It's ok to not eat a whole serving size! Just because there's a whole english muffin, no reason not to have 1/2 and save 1/2 for later!
I'd been eating a lot of my kids leftovers. And they leave a lot of leftovers!
I feel pretty good eating healthy foods!
I won't lose 50 pounds in one week. :(
I can do this!
Wed. May 23, 8:09am
What to learn on week 2 of your diet
This is not a diet it's a life change. I've tried dieting many times and you always have it in the back of your head somewhere that it is temporary... which is why we gain the weight back. Take all of your lessons that you are learned on your "diet" this week and make them permanent by declaring that this is a permanent change for a better and healthier life.
Wednesday, May 23, 2007, 9:28 AM
Weight loss with kids...
I dont have kids, but from baby sitting experience and talking to my own mother I have a few more tips about weight loss and kids:
1) You do NOT have to eat what your kids eat. If they want McDonalds or KD for dinner, have a salad. If the smell drives you nuts rememebr kids burn WAY more calories than adults do because they are usually mnore active and they are growing.
2) You can not blame your kids for being over weight (I liked to blame my boyfriend but now I know its just my lack of willpower when I'm around him).
3) Tell your kids what you are doing and why... younger kids may not understand why but they may also want to follow in your footsteps and become healthier (which is awesome and makes you feel good too for setting a good example) and the older kids (if you have them) may be more supportive than you think. I wish my mom had set a better example for me.
Wednesday, May 23, 2007, 11:15 PM
What I've on week 1 of my "diet"
That water and excercise is a must. Paying attention to info on packages are important. Log on what I eats and journaling about my weight is very helpful and there are some may tips and things I didn't know about weight loss and when your able to share with others you learn a lot.
Thursday, May 24, 2007, 7:21 AM
Weight Watchers & my own passion to lose this time for my wedding/marriage is my focus. Lots of fiber. Good carbs (fruits & veggies) vs. bad carbs (processed crap). 2 cups of water with every meal & snack. Eat every 2 1/2 - 3 hours to keep metabolism going. Lost 4 pounds the first week!
Thursday, May 24, 2007, 9:51 PM
A. I love this website
B. There is a lot I do not know
C. There is a lot to learn from other people
D. Eating frequently really works and listening to my body really helps
E. I really like working out so I should do it more regularly (am I am)
F. Working out first thing in the morning keeps me from making excuses later in the day.
G. I need to take motivation wherever I can get it - and ask for it from others when I cannot seem to get it from within.
Monday, May 28, 2007, 11:41 AM
I love your list. Keep adding to it.
Monday, May 28, 2007, 2:26 PM
1. Small changes can make you feel so much better.
2. It takes small changes and baby steps to make the big changes and the leaps.
3. It I put my mind to this I will be able to meet my goal
4. People on this website are incredibly supportive. (Thank you all!)
Tuesday, May 29, 2007, 2:19 AM
1. You have to make sure that you are eating enough! (you would have thought that?)
2. I did not gain this weight in a day, I will not lose it in a day.
3. I am the only one responsible for what I eat.
4. It takes as much time to make excuses about not excercising as it does to actually get out of the house and move!
Tuesday, May 29, 2007, 9:24 AM
1. There is more to life than eating (pedicures are much more rewarding)
2. If you listen to your body, it will tell you what you really need and when you don't need something anymore.
3. Find a way, not an excuse.
4. Know you are not the only one. Many will be there to lend an ear.
I've learned all this and more...Lost 4 lbs. the first week on PT!
Tuesday, May 29, 2007, 1:05 PM
1. It's about the long run and the big picture.
2. It's about experimentation and making it your own...not following someone else's great ideas about what you should do.
3. It's about inspiration and support...giving it and getting it.
4. It's about stepping up and trying new things.
5. It's about hitting the reset button when things aren't going well ...
6. It's KNOWING that some days things will not go well and just getting on with it.
I have lost more than 75 pounds over the period of about 3 and a half years. I just found out about PT 4 days ago (that little People Mag article!)....and I am loving it. It's about adding to your arsenal as you go along...I have flesh and blood folks in my life who really help...now I have a great online community.
Tuesday, May 29, 2007, 9:36 PM
What I've learned in one week of my 'diet'
I have learned that I need to workout even if I don't feel like it. I am always happy afterwards because it gives me natural energy...something I haven't felt in a long time!
Wednesday, May 30, 2007, 9:42 AM
Thanks I'm adding to my list
H. I should do something special for myself every day (not food or exercise related)
I. I can be really proud of myself and I can share the successes as well as the failures
J. I can make creative healthy meals and really love them
K. Not having "junkfood" is really not that bad :)
L. I like myself better when I make healthy choices
Thank you all for your help and support I've only been on peer trainer for 5 days and I'm only weighing myself once a week so friday will tell the tale, but I tried my wedding dress on today and it looked really good.
Wednesday, May 30, 2007, 12:58 PM
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