Getting The Most Out Of The New You

Welcome to week two! Zgirl’s idea has grown faster than my Oreo eating ass (that says a lot!). Congrats to making it to week two in your journey. We have excited and phenomenal new bloggers joining every day which means with the variety of tips, resources and weight loss approaches you are sure to find something that works for you!


We’ve already seen tips for getting back into the gym or on your treadmill, journaling your food journey and been given links for some really awesome support sites.

Your journey should be one of a lifestyle change if your ultimate goal is for the weight to truly be gone.

 One day at a time…one meal at a time…

Here are a few more tips and reminders to help get the most out of your healthy eating habits and new active life style.


1. When running errands park as far away from the door as you can (unless of course you are shopping in a really bad area of town. Then park close unless you pack heat or have studied with a Ninja lately)

2. Working exercise into your day even in 10 minute increments IS beneficial. So get up and walk around at least once every hour. Always take the stairs instead of the elevator. If you have bad knees try taking the elevator for every other floor. Walk a flight…take the elevator…walk a flight…elevator until you build up to all stairs.


3. DO NOT skip meals. You’d think this would help reduce your calorie intake for the day thus drop the pounds. Not so…this will actually counteract your efforts in the long run. It messes with your metabolism by sending your body into survival mode. The goal is even blood sugars throughout the day to maintain your energy level and curb your hunger. BREAKFAST is your most important meal!

4. DRINK DRINK DRINK! Not Vodka but water (that was for me…not you…kind of a NOTE TO SELF thing…). If you’re thirsty, you’re dehydrated. Being dehydrated can trigger the hunger signal in the brain (or stomach or ass…wherever yours in located). Diet sodas and sugar free drinks don’t count. Sorry. Water is the key. If you hate water try adding Lemon or Orange peels to your pitcher and refrigerate. I love to infuse my water with mint flavored ice cubes. I’ll do a post on how to make these. SUPER EASY and you can add them to iced tea (unsweetened of course) or Lemonade (sugar free of course).

5. While on the water bandwagon, sometimes we misunderstand our body cues and think we are hungry when we are really bored or upset about something. Try drinking a full 8 oz of water before giving into the munchies desire. If you’re still hungry after the water, a healthy snack is fine. Remember…level blood sugars…it reduces the spikes and drops your body experiences which can also falsely signal HUNGER to your brain!

6. Don’t stand at the sink or kitchen counter to eat or snack. Take your portion/serving and put the rest away. It’s harder to keep track of how much you’ve actually eaten if you just ‘guess’ while dipping your hand in and out of the bag. This still rings true even if you’re munching on carrot sticks.

I’ll stop preaching there. These are things that work for me and have been drilled into me over the years from all the dietians that come and go in the life of a diabetic. I am always open to new tips and idea so feel free to share in the comments what changes in your everyday life work for you. There are TONS more than what I’ve listed here. This is interactive though so…have at it!



CHEERS! For week two! Keep moving ladies!  ~love~Duckalicious

17 comments:

KiwiMom said...

Thanks for this link, WhoaMama! I live vicariously through you all.... Working Out(side) occasionally to fit in the fitness vogue and eating right(now) to keep up with you all. Its exhausting. And my m&m's bowl is empty. Up I get. Again - sheesh - what I do to follow you guys!(*
Awesome work y'all. Seriously. I will procrastinate just a week longer, as I tend to do, then follow all your advice - and plod along behind.
I'll just finish those m&m's now though...

Dual Mom said...

So what you're saying here is pulling my chair up in front of the refrigerator probably isn't one of my best ideas?

Good tips Daf!

Trac~ said...

Thanks for the tips! I actually got 7 glasses of water in yesterday but no exercise and gained 6 tenths of a pound overnight. I was so hungry yesterday and not feeling well that I broke down last night and had an oatmeal cream pie and a boston cream pie after dinner - UGH! I felt like total dog poop afterwards and will not repeat that mistake again! HA! Up til that point I had lost 4 lbs in a week. Now I remember why I was trying to give up sugar completely and all of these processed foods - because I feel awful when eating them. I hope everyone is having a wonderful week so far! xoxoxo

Quixotic said...

Success!!Drove little one to Macca's for promised fries as a treat after swimming. Instead of getting my lunch there too, I resisted (it was hard, they begged me to think of their poor starving children!!)and went home for leftover salad from last night (which was had with Daffy's AMAZING almond chicken, yum, yum!!).

Mama Zen said...

The mint flavored ice cubes sound awesome!

Danielle said...

Can not wait for these mints flavored ice cubes!! YES!!

xoxo
Danielle

The Blue Zoo said...

Drinking enough water is the one thing I have a really hard time with! And I KNOW I really need to drink more.

Just Another Momma said...

Not Vodka, awwwww. How about some Rum??

Water is my biggest problem but I'm getting better at it. When I am hungry or right before dinner I eat a raw carrot, it's a great filler so I don't over eat at dinner.

Laura said...

But it's C.O.L.D. out and I hate parking far away *speaks in a whiny voice* hahaha That's why I love me my treadmill.

GunDiva said...

I'm still refusing to give up my full sugar/ full caffeine Coke, but I AM matching each one with 1 liter of water. And I'm loving the calorie counter on the elliptical machine so I can be sure to work off any "extra" calories.

Connie K said...

I use crystal light in my water cause water plain just plain sucks !! thanks for the motivation :)

Mae Rae said...

i love lemon in my water. I just can't seem to make it last though. They dry out to soon.

gayle said...

Thanks for the great tips..knew most but had forgotten them!!

Mad Woman said...

Great tips! I knew most of them but I needed the reminder!

kys said...

I fill a big pitcher with my daily water amount and stick it in the fridge. I keep drinking until it's empty. It has helped me keep track.

Also, I bought those bracelet thingies that were featured on Iva Messy's site. They help track your eating during the day. You move them from one wrist to the other as you've had your serving. They're color coded for the food groups and there are blue ones for water. (Or you can use them for points if you do WW.)

Taylorvillegirl said...

Thanks for the tips. I have all this information in my head from Fat Club, but it definitely needs to be dusted off and put to use.

Danielle said...

Great tips!