Monday, January 23, 2017

HealthyWage's 10 Ways to Make Your Resolution Stick

This is the last full week of January. How are you doing with your new year resolutions? If you're looking for a little extra motivation on this Monday, I've got some for you right here: 10 Ways to Make Your Resolution Stick.

I joined together with HealthyWage and some of the other Top 50 Weight Loss Bloggers of 2016, to come up with a list of ways to help stick to your New Year's Resolutions. I contributed #8: Keep a Food Journal

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As you'll read from my quote in HealthyWage's article, “when it comes to losing weight, I recommend keeping a food journal. Not every week is going to be a success. Some weeks, I have a gain on the scale; some weeks I have a loss. When I have a good week, I like to look back on what I ate. It’s like my own personal recipe for success!”

For the most part, I use Sparkpeople to keep track of what I eat, but I also like to use a special Instagram account "FoodOfGoalOfLosing" to share actual pictures of everything I ate throughout the day. It keeps me accountable, knowing that other people are going to see what I ate. 

I have a strict no-shame policy on my Instagram Food Journal, so don't be surprised if you see a few too many pictures of animal crackers, or dark chocolate. Indulging in a treat every day actually helps me stay on track, and helps to avoid a binge due to feeling deprived.

Speaking of staying on track, as promised, here are my weigh-in results from my second week in my HealthyWage challenge:

Base-line weight, January 6th: 254 lbs
Second weigh-in, January 20th: 246 lbs
Total weight lost: 8 lbs!

My meal plans for this week look fairly similar to last week. For a closer look on that, you can read more, here: Meal Plans. Make it a great week!

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