Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: secret mountain valley
congrats on your journey toward a healthier you!! I lost 80+ lbs over the course of a few years (first 35 dropped off pretty fast once I made a few key changes) so I know how hard this can be. Most importantly is not to beat yourself up when you slip up. Acknowledge it and move on, but get back on the wagon right away, don't tell yourself "tomorrow I'll do better". Instead tell yourself "ok, I screwed up and ate 3 donuts, that is my last screw up today".
I also recommend weighing in every day or every other day. It helps you realize where you're at and when things start to slip in the wrong direction so you can catch it sooner. The best thing I EVER did for myself was get a food scale (pretty cheap at walmart). I was waaaay underestimating my calories. Also, since I worked at starbucks at the time, mochas were my downfall. Did you know a small nonfat mocha with no whipcream has 170 calories in it?! And unless you ask, you get whole milk-230 calories!! That's more than a candy bar. They were the first thing to go out of my routine. I switched to drip coffee and started walking a mile a day.
YOU CAN DO IT!!!!
ps I love your sign in- my horse's name is D'artagnan!!