What worked last week

Hey guys! How was your weekend?

I had what felt like a pretty successful week last week and decided I should jot down what I did so I can come back and reference it and maybe recreate it for this week. Also it might help someone else out there who is struggling, so here’s my helping hand:

  • Six small meals per day – instead of 3 big meals and a snack, I switched to 6 smaller meals and I really felt satisfied all day. Some of my meals included things like an apple with peanut butter, almonds with a banana, yogurt and fruit, a turkey burger on a sandwich thin, shaved ham/slice of cheese on a wasa cracker, or a protein bar. For dinners, I just ate a smaller portion of what we would normally eat, and really by dinner time I wasn’t ravenous like usual, just mildly hungry so I felt like I didn’t need as much anyway.
  • Water – still guzzling!
  • Wore my snug-fitting jeans. Wearing form-fitting jeans helps me remember that I can’t gorge myself because then my pants would be too tight. The waist on these is not tight – they don’t cut into me, so I’m not torturing myself wearing these jeans, and no they are not tight in the seat, I’m not walking around with a wedgie all the time, but they are just snug enough that it keeps me conscious of my goal (eating reasonable portions) at all times. Loose pants = I eat more. It’s science. Look it up. (okay don’t because I don’t know if it’s science or not. I just said that.)
  • I only weighed myself once. Normally I weigh myself every day and while I thought the numbers game didn’t play with head, apparently it really does. By not weighing myself every day, I was free to focus on how I felt – not how I should feel due to xxx number on the scale. For example, in the past if the number was up, I would try to eat very little or I would shame myself into not eating what I really wanted. If the number was down, I gave myself permission to indulge “just a little”. It was really liberating to not worry about all that – I just ate whatever sounded good to me from my little collection of healthy foods, and plus it was kind of a nice surprise when I finally did weigh myself on Saturday (I was down a little bit – woot!).

Those are the things that stood out to me the most last week. Of course I’m going to try and keep it going this week and hope I have a successful weigh in on Saturday, so we’ll see.

Talk at ya later!

  One thought on “What worked last week

  1. October 8, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    That is an awesome formula. And I’ve heard it working for others. My hurdle (one of many, and they are also known as excuses) is planning the little meals — at least enough to have them on hand.

  2. myjourneytofit
    October 8, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    Love the jeans thing – I do that, too. And of course I’m all about no weighing; glad you had such a great week and I appreciate that you’re sharing with the class. Also, now I want a turkey burger. 🙂

  3. debby
    October 9, 2012 at 8:36 am

    That was a really good week. I’m also into the ‘no scale zone.’ I can tell if I’m gaining or losing even a little weight. No need to have my mood altered by a glass platform.

  4. October 9, 2012 at 9:12 am

    *sigh* I don’t have any pants in the inbetween! *sigh*

  5. Laura N
    October 9, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    good for you! hope it keeps working for ya!

  6. October 10, 2012 at 8:06 am

    It is great you had a good week and when you have a good week it inspires you to continue. The eating more frequently, but with smaller portions is a definite winner and weighing yourself less takes the daily pressure off, so keep to once a week.

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