Weight loss check in #1
How is your week going so far?
Are you eating every two to three hours? Remember eating every two to three hours will help you burn calories faster and avoid feeding your body too many calories at once making you feel too full.
Eating small meals and snacks more frequently will keep you from feeling lethargic. I have written information that will help you accelerate your results in this Challenge.
Every crumb counts!
Every little crumb is important to document. You and I will be able to attack on what habits need to be adjusted accordingly. So we can carefully keep track of what we are eating, it is suggested to keep a diary on your iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, Android, computer, or notepad.
If your schedule doesn't always allow you to keep a detailed diary, just write little notes to your self when you can. At the end of the week look over your notes and see if there are trends of eating too much sugar, skipping meals, or not drinking enough water. The following week, try to adjust these habits so you may see better results on the scale.
Weigh in every week.
It's important to weigh yourself at the end of every week. Pick a day of every week to get on the scale and have a loved one weigh you in. Weighing ourselves can sometimes cause too much judgement we might even doubt the scale at times we thought we gave that week our best try. So having a family member or loved one weigh us keeps us motivated and everyone can agree on the scales tally. Also, getting on the scale every week shows us how we are progressing. The scale never lies.
Best weighing options
There are two options of weighing oneself. You can weigh yourself in the morning with light clothing or in the evening. If you weigh yourself in the morning and would like to know what weight you have without water and excess waste, make sure you take a trip to the bathroom before weighing yourself. Otherwise the scale will give you the results of your last meals that have not yet exited your system.
Jeans feel loose but no weight loss.
It is possible to get on the scale and see the same numbers but the fit of your jeans indicate otherwise. In fact, this is very likely to happen when just starting a weight loss regimen. There is nothing wrong with your scale, don't give up. It is possible to tone up the belly and abdominal area and the scale doesn't reflect what you feel. Give it sometime and you will start to see your weight decrease as you keep up the good work.
Reminders of weight loss goals
I've mentioned this before but it is important that you remind your self why you are doing this challenge. You might have a special occasion you want to look good for, you might be changing your lifestyle and eating habits. Why are you wanting to lose weight? Again, I know we talked about this. Just keep it in mind or write it down. Write it on your refrigerator, bulletin board, or set a reminder on your phone. This is a great way to stay motivated. Remember, out of sight means out of mind.