What did I learn last Wednesday?
A lot! I touched a bit on it yesterday. I have learned a few things that I am putting into play now. It is not really new to me, though it for some reason clicked a bit more with me.
What am I doing NOW to promote my weight loss NOW? What I learned or reheard and it finally sunk in Wednesday. I am eating slow…very slow. Spreading my meal out to last as close to 30 minutes as I can. Do you know how HARD that is??!!
Very hard, but I am working at it and keeping a journal of times, amounts of food and so on.
I also am using smaller plates a 6 inch for breakfast and lunch and 8 inch for dinner. Not drinking with my meals or 1/2 hour before or after eating, taking vitamins.
I am not hungry much in between meals, I am not snacking, but I do use this time to continually sip at my water and this is really helping keeping the hungry beast at bay.
What did I learn at my Physical Therapist appointment?
That the program I already have in place, though need to get back to, is a good one with one minor adjustment. She is concerned about my joints so because I am hurting after workouts she wants me to cut back on the weight some and instead increase my reps and sets. I am also need to add cardio in daily AND she said to go everyday to strength train just change things up, so that is what I will be doing…very soon.
What am I challenging myself to between now and my next dietician appointment in September?
- Eat slow
- No drinks with meal
- work on my personal boundaries
- Sipping my water throughout the day
- Chew my food to liquid consistency
- strength train 4 days a week
- walk 6 days a week
- practice mindful eating
- start taking my vitamins
- no fast food or eating out in restaurants
These are the 10 things I am challenging myself to between now and my next appointment on September 6th and so far I am doing OK.