My original goal weight is just 25 pounds away from where I want to be. I probably will come up with another goal once I achieve my first goal, but let’s start there.
I knew I was making some bad choices which was keeping me from where I wanted to be. I also knew that I needed to set a goal with a realistic timeline and figure out how I was going to achieve that goal.
Step One: Realizations
I hit a plateau and stayed there for quite a while. I have to say the fact that I started snacking a lot more and had a cheat meal a few weeks in a row probably didn’t help the situation. I came to the realization that I was eating more to satisfy a taste I was craving rather than to satisfy a hunger.
Step Two: Setting a Goal
I had to set a goal, well reset my original one, and put in place a timeline to achieve that goal. I decided I wanted to lose at least 25 pounds by September 1st which happened to be right before our trip to Hawaii.
Step Three: Making Changes
I needed to figure out how I was going to accomplish the goal I set for myself. I took into account the realizations I had come to in step one when deciding what changes I was going to make. The first thing I knew I wanted to do was eliminate the snacking I was doing throughout the day. I knew that implementing intermittent fasting would help with this tremendously. I also decided that I would not have cheat days any time other than when we were traveling. I also needed to reduce my portions as I found myself slowly starting to creep back into the land of larger portions. Finally I needed to incorporate more exercise into my daily routine.
So with all that figured out, it’s time to put the plan in action. Stay tuned for updates!