I did something today that I think will help me stay on track... Maybe it can help you, too. I planned out all of my dinners for the coming week. It was as easy as getting on Pinterest and finding lower in fat foods that my family will actually eat. This will help us tremendously, because we fall into the same trap constantly. We say "What's for dinner?," have no clue, and end up grabbing fast food. I want to end that cycle.
Another tool I'm using to set myself up for success is tracking my food and exercise in MyFitnessPal. This app is great, and it's totally FREE! I can search for foods to track or scan the bar code, and it gives me all the nutritional info. Food from every restaurant is in there as well. The app keeps up with your current weight, goal weight, and calorie allotment for the day. I can't say enough great things about this app. It does what a major diet company makes you pay for!
I'm also excited to have my whole family involved in eating better and moving more. Every other time I've tried to lose weight, I've been on my own... trying to eat better, while my husband and son eat whatever they want. Now, THAT'S HARD! I'm hoping that a group effort will work better!
Even though I've lost and gained back tons of weight over the years since I had my son, I am optimistic that this time will be different. For one thing, I'm just over feeling sluggish and not looking my best. Secondly, I'm excited to form a community with you guys where we can share our successes and encourage each other. And most importantly, I'm pledging to donate $10 to my favorite charity for each pound I lose & $1 for each inch I lose. I'm excited that the weight loss isn't just about me. As I lose, those less fortunate will gain. What could be better than that?
Ooh, one last thing... I just included a Forum page on my website. It's a place where we can share our successes, encourage each other, and share weight loss tips and low-fat recipes. Let's get the conversation started!
Love ya all,