Monday, January 23, 2017

First let me say I am writing this as a record/reminder of what I did/am doing to lose weight.  I am in NO way suggesting/advising anyone to follow my weight loss routine/tips/etc.

I know the do’s and don’t’s of losing weight the healthy way.  I’ve done it.  Had some success.  It was just very crushing to eat nothing and workout like crazy only to lose ½ a pound.  So…I fell off the wagon for about 2 years.

When I hit my top weight (last November)  I nearly shit myself!  (Not ready to share that number yet).

I started making small changes.  I didn’t do the following all at once.  It came little by little as I felt comfortable.  I have no idea how long it took as I wasn’t keeping track (thus this reminder).
  1. Stopped beating myself up.  I’m going to eat whatever I want as much as I want.  No guilt. 
  2. Only eat between noon and 7pm.
    I now try to eat large portions before 5pm/6pm.  Small snack until 7pm.
  3. Stopped drinking my calories.  Now drinking only water.
    I used Mio drops.  Now I use cucumber.
  4. Cut the fast food.
    By the time I reached this point the decision was pretty easy.  I have had Little Caesars twice.
    Again, not going to beat myself up.  Fast food is not gone forever.  I’m just choosing not to have it 1-2 times a day.  I gave up McDonalds two years ago because of a nasty manager.  Wendy’s was my favorite.
  5. Cut the sugary snacks.
    This wasn’t really hard for me. I’m not a cookies, cake, candy kinda gal unless it’s within reach.  Because I am a compulsive eater. 
  6. No junk food in the house.
    When getting groceries I skip the juice/pop, chips, ice cream isles.  Produce first.
  7. Apple Cider Vinegar.  2 tablespoons in glass of water twice a day before meals.
    A cashier told me about this when she noticed I was purchasing.  I also had honey and she advised me that I was getting the wrong kind.  I didn’t know what she was talking about.  Honey was for tea and vinegar skin tags.  I looked it up and gave it a try, without the honey.
  8. Green Tea.
    Drink 1-2 cups of hot green tea (with tablespoon honey) every night.
  9. Greatly Decreased Salt Usage. 
    Now use Mrs. Dash and other herbs.
  10. Water.
    Glass of water before meals.  I’m working on this one.
  11. Water.
    Working on getting 100oz of water in each day.
While doing some research on weight loss tips I ran across something called Intermittent Fasting.  Turns out that’s close to what I’ve been doing without knowing. 

What’s next?
Healthy Recipes
Meal Planning
Slow down with the Cheese