I fell off of the "clean eating" bandwagon around Thanksgiving. I now have 10 pounds of "Holiday Cheer" that I need to offload, and to be honest I need to go lower than my original goal 3 years ago (was it really that long ago that I started working on this issue??).
I have done fairly well maintaining my weight for the last 2.5 years. I tend to play around with 10 pounds here and there, but I always get it back off. This time I'm going for about 10-15 more, so we'll say that I'm working to lose 25 pounds. Give or take a little.
I don't like that I have to continue working to keep the weight off, but I have come to terms with the fact that this will be a lifelong journey. If I stick with the lifestyle changes and stay one step ahead of the nasty enemy, it will be much easier!
This is my "plan". These are things that I know will work for me and they are realistic. I will likely mess up sometimes, but that's okay. I'll pick myself up and keep going!
*I'm going to cut out all grains and refined sugars. I will allow myself stevia and a limited amount of coconut sugar.
*I will be trying out the Trim Healthy Mama plan (waiting on my book) but again, no sugars or grains and very little dairy. I have had a few of the recipes from the book and they are good!
*I'm going back on my SuperMom vitamins. These are awesome and I really had a much easier time losing weight while taking them. Maybe a coincidence, but I do know that I feel great while taking them.
*Drink 1/2-1 bottle of Kombucha a day. I love this stuff so much. I make my own but also drink this brand when I'm out of my stuff.
*Track my foods using an app. I won't necessarily be "counting calories" but I do need to journal what I'm eating.
*PLAN MY MEALS!!! Going into the day without a plan is a recipe for disaster.
*100 ounces of water a day. Ideally you want to drink 1/2 your body weight in water each day (converted to ounces, of course!). 100 ounces isn't 1/2 my body weight. It's just an amount that I aim for.
*Get back to taking a probiotic again. The Kombucha is full of probiotics but I am going to take another one as well.
*30 minutes at the gym, 3 times a week. This doesn't sound like much to some, but again--setting realistic goals. I'll build up to more. If I take a class then it will add extra time.
*Last but certainly not least, PRAY!!! This will always be an important part of my battle. It's a spiritual one for me--the enemy knows that food is my weakness and he uses it against me. I may re-read Made To Crave as well.
Hopefully I can keep my progress updated here weekly...I'll do my best!!