I got up early and weighed in at 176.8# which is about 2# less than what I weighed when the 2020 Fall challenge ended at the end of November.
Some things we should/need to do is take measurements. The scales are not always our friend and don't always tell us the complete story of how we are doing. I need to make sure to record my measurements on a regular consistent timeframe because I like going back to compare numbers. Actually my 2021 fitness journal has a spot to record measurements every month.
Belly button: 44
Narrow part of middle: 41.5
Waist....well that really depends on which of those 2 numbers above that you count
L Thigh: 25
I am an Apple shape. My BMI is about 32, which is obese.
For the challenge, we needed to identify our triggers & red light foods. Number 1 trigger is that I am awake. No really..I ain't tempted to eat when I am asleep, so my reason for wanting food must be because I am awake. Clocking into work helps, because I have something else to do so food is the last thing I want even though I work in a general store. I hardly ever eat on my 30 minute lunch break because I don't like rushing to eat. If I use the break to go to the bathroom, check social media with my phone or email people... then I don't have time to eat. If I try to cramp some food into my mouth during the last 5-10 minutes then I end up with bathroom issues that are incovienent to deal with while at work. So its easier to just skip eating AND I don't miss the food. If I have no problem going the 7-8 hours without food at work, then that same period of time on a day off "should" be the same..but it's not. On a day off, I get bored and I have nothing to stop me from grazing on fattening snacks.
FROM THE TEAM:
List your 3 reasons/excuses on why your lifestyle (diet, exercise, sleep) plans have not been well executed in the past. Write a strategy for each one to keep yourself on track for 8 weeks. Let's learn from our past behaviors and make this our best Challenge ever!
1. Lack of sleep..I go to sleep late & wake up early. So I sleep around 4-5.5 hours without using tylenol PM (or whatever brand is cheapest) sometimes with the PM med I will get 6.5-7 hours.
2. Need to keep healthy snacks available at all times..banana, cherry tomatoes, yogurt,
3. Should go for a walk outside every morning. If I am out of the house then I would be away from food (and to darn cold to eat outside..lol)