100 More DWL: Day 1 Others have done it and I have too
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
March 18 -- I’ve been thinking about today’s writing prompt since we started the 100 More DWL study on March 4th, because it asks about the successful strategies of other people. I know people who have lost weight with gastric bypass surgery and others who have lost weight on medically-supervised low-calorie shake diets, but the person who has lost the most weight while eating whole foods is me. I’ve been successful losing weight. It takes a lot of planning, organization, and constant vigilance—hence the name of my report thread, 100 Days of Paying Attention. You have to plan to have food that you can eat available and ideally, already prepared so that reheating something or throwing a couple of ingredients on a bed of greens is faster and easier than calling for pizza or making a fast food run. Exercise needs to be scheduled rather than “I’ll get to it”, because I won’t.
Three things to make the best effort:
Plan, plan, plan!
Schedule exercise and make opportunities to fit in additional bursts of exercise throughout the day.
Always make sure that you have food that is on your plan available, by preparing ahead or cooking on the weekends—whatever makes “grab-able” food easier.
My sign says “I’ve done it before and I can do it again!”