This week Amber asked
What is one of your favorite dieting secrets?
My answer is- I wish I had a secret because maybe then I could lose more weight!
Honestly though, I am just trying to do things that I like. I find that if I force myself to do things that I do not want to do, or do too much at once, I burn out really quickly. Example: at the beginning of the summer I was going to the gym two to three times a week. However to do this I was getting up at 5 am or earlier. I am not a morning person but I thought if I got into the habit it would work. Well then I got sick of the elliptical and I don't want to use the treadmill since I would rather walk outside. So I slowly stopped going and now have not been in about a month. I am now thinking about dropping my membership because I never go.
I want to find exercise that I like. Walking with the kids is something I like. So I do it often. Being outside, around the nieghborhood is fun for me. Plus I can do it whenever I have time and energy.
I am not good with eating lunch and breakfast. Dinner I am fine becuase I make a meal for everyone. I have found that if I have healthy and convenient (emphasis on convenient) meals I am more likely to eat an actual lunch and not kid food or crackers.
I lost two pounds while in New Orleans and have gained back .5 of it. Owen weaned this past week so we will soon see if 5 of those pounds were due to his nursing or not. I will keep you posted on that one!
My continued goals:
1. drink water
2. walk as often as possible
3. dust off those dvds and get going with them already!
4. eat breakfast and lunch
5. eat more fruits and vegetables.
6. cut down on the ice cream (my biggest weakness!)
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