- Turning cooking from a chore into a passion and in turn by doing this, we’ve eliminated a very large amount of processed food in our home.
- I’ve started reading ingredient and nutritional labels on food. I have also looked at the nutritional facts of different menu items at restaurants so that I can make a wise choice if I need to eat on the go. Just a little FYI, one chicken SNACK wrap from McDonalds is almost the same amount of Weight Watcher points that I eat for DINNER.
- I now plan meals a week to two weeks ahead of time and by doing this, I’m much more prepared. If for whatever reason, a particular day’s meal plan falls through and we need something quick and there is nothing at home, take-out and delivery has been replaced by rotisserie chickens and bagged salads from grocery stores.
- Activity! I strive to go to the gym 3 times a week. In between those days, I look for ways to continue being active like walking to do some of my errands instead of taking the car. Not only is activity essential to losing weight but my overall energy level has increased and it helps my mental wellbeing as well.
- My overall outlook on health and fitness is much more positive and realistic now. I break up my goals into short term and long term. I don’t expect my long term goals to happen next week but my short term goals will.
I made a list of the top 10 reasons why I wanted to lose weight and number 1 is the feeling that I get when I combine numbers 10-2. It’s an emotion that I feel every time I make a positive decision related to food and activity. Slow and steady wins the race and I am in the right mindset to continue this lifelong commitment.