Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Watch My Weight Wednesdays!

   Good Morning!

  Well it is great day...the birds are singing, the sun is shining, and I just got back from my first ever morning workout at the gym!  I was finding it very hard to reach my goal of going to the gym 3 days a week.  The problem was I was waiting to go after dinner.  You see my husband and I work out together and going after dinner was just not working out for us...so we are trying something new!  Mind you I was yawning most of the time and going slower than normal...but hey I am getting an extra hour or so of movement during the day than I normally have...So yay me!


Looking for recipes, tips, and your weight loss stories!    If you read My Story you will see my before and after pics of my weight loss journey.  Hoping to find some inspiration and helpful tips from you all!

Lets help each other achieve our weight loss goals!

My Goals this week...
  1. Go to the gym 3 times!  Husband actually thinks it might turn into 5!  We will see how these morning workout go!
  2. Drink more water!  Same as last weeks...still working at it!      
  3. Watch my portion sizes...and start to "DIET"  This what I was trying to avoid!  
Here are Six great weight loss tips:
If you favor the traditional route of diet and exercise, then the following tips given below should work greatly to help with weight lose diet:-
1. Eliminate Eating Junk Food - Most of your efforts to reduce your weight will be unsuccessful of you are unable resist eating junk and processed foods. These primarily consist of fast foods and snack foods such as burgers, pizza, fries, potato chips etc. All of these foods offer very poor nutritional value and it consequently makes no sense at all to carry on eating them. Keep in mind - you will not be able to physically improve on an insufficient diet. You must look carefully at the contents of your cupboard, fridge and freezer and make certain that you switch all sugary and greasy foods with nourishing, healthy alternatives.
2. Drink a Lot of Water - Although you may have heard it over and over again, it is really true. Drinking water not only replenishes your system but also promotes weight loss. How is that possible? Well, as we all know, water is a fluid that directly passes your colon, so drinking water can flush away those toxins and unwanted fats. Drink at least 8 glasses a day for best results.
Water is essential to life and a healthy body. Dehydration will wreak havoc on you and your fitness goals. If you are dehydrated your body cannot function at its optimal level. For example, your muscles will loose strength, you won't burn fat as quickly, and you'll feel tired and fatigued.
3. Reduce the Size of Your Portions -You should eat five or six small portions each day at regular intervals of about 4 - 5 hours. This will aid appetite suppression and boost your rate of metabolism, causing you to burn additional fat without the need for too much physical effort.
4. Lower Your Calorie Consumption Without Deprivation - Do this by steadily reducing the amount of calories that you get through by a small quantity each day. This will tot up very quickly, but be aware that you will not start to lose weight until you reach the point at which you are expending a more calories than you eat each day. This incremental approach will help to cut down snacking and binging, which would clearly put you straight back where you began.
5. You Want to Start Exercising Regularly-This doesn't need to be anything excessive, but simply put: working out is almost certainly the most effective way to lose weight and enhance your general heath. Diets by themselves may assist you with losing some weight, but they are not able to improve your stamina, physical fitness, flexibility, mental state and help you achieve numerous other benefits in the way that regular exercise can.
Additionally, exercise is another technique to increase your metabolism, which, once more, helps you to burn off additional fat in less time.
6. Sleep Well - Practice a Good Night Sleep.  Sleeping is a favorite quick weight loss tip since it is one of the most effortless. Do not understand the power of having enough sleep. It is vital to your overall weight loss plan. Medical research has proven that sleep deprivation would induce hunger, and improve appetite. This often results in excessive eating. Likewise, having sufficient sleep of at least 8 hours helps to bring a balance to the leptin level and aids weight loss.

These weight loss tips come from here.

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    4 comments:

    Lis said...

    My goals are to stick to 1500 calories a day at the most, drink a pitcher of water every day, and walk a lot.

    Four Foodies Get Fit said...

    I signed up for WW Online and am really loving it. But I struggle so much with getting my water in. Even when I'm thirsty I don't always want to drink it. It's definatly a goal to get all my H20 in and I love being able to check off a little box next to each glass I have. :) Thanks for hosting this!

    moogroon said...

    Hey Angie - I have a couple more tips for losing weight -
    1 - Chew your food! Believe it or not, there is a sensor in your brain that sort of keeps tabs on how much you chew, and then tells your body you are full if there is alot of chewing going on. So, like our Moms taught us, "Chew your food!"
    2 - Junk food will make you hungry! Your brain also gets cues as to when to stop eating from the amount of nutrition in your food. So eating "empty" calories will not fill you up, and you will continue to experience hunger, or cravings. So eat complete meals (smaller portions), bursting with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and your basic food building blocks (proteins, oils and complex carbs) and you may not need to eat as much!
    PS. A tip for remembering to drink water: Think of your body as a toilet - it doesn't flush to well without water, and it gets pretty stinky and gross pretty fast when you don't flush (think of a porta-potty... yuck!) So drink your water to flush the waste out!

    yvonne@irishmoms.com said...

    Hi Angie, My friend and I have been on a weightloss journey for the last 15 years - give or take (with 6 babies between us) We have just joined a new slimming club which promotes healthy eating, and so far we are doing well - I have lost 7lb and Eavan has lost 6 lb in the last two weeks so we will tune in for some extra inspiration!
    Yvonne x PS. we will update our profile pictures further along our weight-loss journey