What are you doing to try to stick to a diet? What have you done to help keep yourself on track? Make yourself accountable? Do you exercise? Do you weigh yourself?
I'll give you a little background.... a couple of years ago, I decided I was going to lose weight, but I didn't weigh myself. I thought I'd go by the feel of my clothes, but that didn't work. I'd see no change, and dive in to a bag of donuts. I was spinning my wheels and not going anywhere until I started with an actual plan.... diets, calorie counting and weighing myself.
So I've done a variety of diets to keep the losses coming. The thing I've found most helpful through it all is weighing myself every day, weighing and measuring all of my food, and keeping track of what I eat. For me, that number on the scale is what shows me progress and keeps me going. The daily weigh is what keeps me accountable, however, some people find it discouraging and choose to weigh less often. The weighing and measuring of food, and tracking my calories gives me boundaries, and has helped me to recognize where I was sabotaging myself. I can't keep grabbing one candy anymore, over and over again, or just a little of this and a handful of that, and wonder why I'm not losing.... now I account for it and it helps me make better choices.
You know evening snacking is your weakness, so have you tried healthy snacks, like vegetables? I know, not the same as some other snack foods, but it could help. Maybe you'd like cheesy rice cakes instead of Cheetos, or nuts and fruit instead of sweets. I find it helpful to weigh or measure my portion, account for it in my daily calories, and then stick with that. Maybe I end up going over sometimes, but the act of portioning out and calculating calories has really helped me set boundaries for myself. I love to snack in the evening too, but do it less and less. With the various calorie counting apps out there, keeping track of calories is so easy!
I quit smoking around 4 years ago and I've never looked back.
"Nothing tastes as good as thin feels!"
"Losing weight is hard. Being fat is hard. Pick your hard."
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I weigh myself every day. It keeps me accountable.
Last edited by twinieten : 10-18-2012 at 09:49 AM.