I'm doing a little bit of re-evaluating my progress and basically looking at restarting. I've been on a bit of a plateau for around 6 weeks and if I'm honest - and if I'm not honest with myself, who can I be honest with? - my eating has slipped a lot in the last few weeks. Time to get back on track.
So I did a bit of thinking and came up with a few "rules" for myself and thought I'd share them. Mainly to keep myself accountable, but also to see if anyone else does the same sort of thing that I do. And because I'm nosy, to see if anyone else has any different ideas that I could maybe steal.
So here are mine:
I will eat a healthy breakfast every morning.
I will keep at least 2 water bottles in the fridge at any time so I've always got water on hand.
I will always make enough at dinner so that I have leftovers for lunch the next day.
I wil use Healthy Food Guide and other sources and do my best to eat seasonally.
I will do my best to eat fruit and veggies and not throw them out or compost them.
I will snack healthily – fruit, veggies and dips etc, yoghurt, rather than muesli bars, chocolate, cheese etc.
I will have the occasional treat.
I will be realistic – my lifestyle does mean I eat out a lot. Being realistic means that I can control the food that comes into my house and making the healthiest choices I can when I'm out.
I will only buy lunch once a week at most, and will only buy sushi.
I will cook 6 nights a week.
I will try a new healthy recipe at least one night a week.
I will allow myself a healthy takeaway on a Friday night.
I will keep pushing myself at the gym and will go to the gym at least 4 times and preferably 5 times a week.
I will track everything that goes into my mouth.
I will have fun, dammit!
So what about the rest of you? What rules do you try and live by in terms of your weight loss/exercise?