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Monday, August 8, 2011

Lifestyle Changes

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?

  1. Eat slow
  2. No drinks with meal
  3. work on my personal boundaries
  4. Sipping my water throughout the day
  5. Chew my food to liquid consistency
  6. strength train 4 days a week
  7. walk 6 days a week
  8. practice mindful eating
  9. start taking my vitamins
  10. 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.

Trish

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