- 7 years ago
- Wedding: June 2011
So, in the past 7 weeks I’ve lost about 15 lbs. I still have another 27 to go and only 63 days left until my wedding! Even worse.. 45 until my dress fitting!
I’m horrible at calorie counting. I nibble.. a lot.. and I always *forget* to count those. And I feel like the more I try to lose weight, especially if I’m writing things down, I think about it way way more.. and then I just get hungry and gain!
Anyway, please share things that have helped you shed the pounds. Here’s a few of mine:
*I am a huge hard candy fan, so I junked everything I had and replaced them with Smarties. For whatever reason, it hits the craving, and only 25 cals.
*I started bagging carrots, crackers, baked chips etc into small ziplock bags. I tend to go to the pantry and stare when I’m hungry until something looks good.. so having something easy to grab makes it a lot less tempting to go for anything else, and it’s way better than grabbing the box!
*I replaced my dinners with Healthy Choice/Lean Cuisines. I usually cook for our family.. but me and portion control are not friends, and I tend to eat way more than my serving size that way. The fam is eating lots of sandwiches these days! 🙂
*I started drinking an 8 oz glass of water about 20 mins before my meals, to make sure I’m not just thirsty.. and to help me to not be so ravenously hungry that I’m stuffing my face so fast I don’t know when I’m full.
*I stopped lighting all of my yummy candles. Mr. R pointed it out, and I don’t know if it’s helped.. but his comment was “No wonder you’re craving sweets all the time, the house always smells like cupcakes and vanilla!”. 🙂
*I think I have social anxiety, and I dread going to the gym. Plus, the gym here is so hipster, and it’s a freaking meat market.. There’s a whole lot of gym socializers. You know them, they stay for about 3 hrs and get about 30 mins of actual working out done bc they’re wandering around chatting up every girl in the room. I feel like they’re judging me! Anyway, I’ve started looking up at home workouts and I do calf raises while I’m doing my hair, or squats when I’m cleaning. I still need to suck it up and get in there to do cardio though.
*I stopped carrying cash. That way I can’t be tempted to run to the vending machine!
I bolded mine, bc I’m way too wordy! Please share yours!!