I decided this year would be the one I get back on track to lose weight and meet my goal weight (140 lbs). Losing weight isn't easy, but I have been less active and eat whatever I want. So I'm trying two new things: be more active and eat on a meal play. Every day, I make a menu for myself with what food I will eat. They're not always a hard plan, but I do my best to keep to the food allotted to me. This has helped me not over snack. I'm also trying to include fruit, vegetables, whole grains, protein, and healthy fat in my menu each day. During this COVID pandemic, I'm teleworking at home, which means I am cooking a lot more than I normally do. I have been making healthy changes to my cooking (whole wheat lasagna noddles instead of regular noodles). I made my official decision to start this weight loss journey on April 1, no joking on that. I lost 6 pounds my first month.
To go along with eating better and more portion controlled, I am also exercising a lot more. I bought myself a Fitbit Inspire HR (meaning it takes my heart rate). I love it, and it is doing a great job tracking my exercise, reminding me to move every hour, and motivate me through challenged with friends during the work week and weekend.
Have you been using this extra time for losing weight too? What are some tips you have for weight loss?
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