Toumina's Journal, 26 April 2018

Celebrating another loss, and I wanted to show you all this!

I belong to another site (one where you bet money on how much weight you'll lose in how much time and win a bigger prize) and they often put up little tips to help you stay on track. This is one that I have found to be incredibly helpful!

I bet that I'd lose 40 pounds in 6 months. The jar on the left contains the pounds I have left to go (plus those 3 extra to get me to onederland), and the jar on the right contains the pounds I've lost.

I keep these things front and center, so they're staring me in the face all day. Whenever I'm having urges or cravings, or whenever I'm just sick of eating my healthy food and thinking about running out for some take out, I take those pounds out of the "lost" jar, and I run them through my fingers while asking myself how many I want to put back in the "to go" jar.

Being as stubborn as I am, my answer is always, "None". And I put the pounds I've lost back into the "lost" jar and tell myself that is where they're going to stay!

And if you notice that pink post-it note there, that has my goals for the rest of April on it. I'm not doing as well on those, but I'm working on it, and keeping them right in front of me helps.
229.0 lb Lost so far: 15.0 lb.    Still to go: 84.0 lb.    Diet followed 100%.

Diet Calendar Entry for 26 April 2018:
1222 kcal Fat: 48.51g | Prot: 121.79g | Carb: 77.60g.   Breakfast: Herbalife Protein Drink Mix - Vanilla, Herbalife Nutritional Shake Mix - Pralines & Cream. Lunch: Sweet Baby Ray's Ray's Signature Sauce, Skinless Chicken Breast, Parmesan Cheese (Shredded), Fresh Express Spring Mix, T. Marzetti Caesar Baked Croutons, Ken's Steak House Country French with Vermont Honey Dressing. Dinner: Beef Tenderloin (Lean Only, Trimmed to 1/8" Fat, Select Grade), Lea & Perrins The Original Worcestershire Sauce, Cooked Asparagus (Fat Added in Cooking), Cooked Carrots (Fat Added in Cooking), Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Chips. Snacks/Other: Herbalife Nutritional Shake Mix - Dutch Chocolate, Herbalife Protein Drink Mix - Vanilla, Cooked Carrots (Fat Added in Cooking), Sabra Roasted Red Pepper Hummus. more...
on diet Toumina's own diet   losing 3.6 lb a week

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I've heard those wager sites work. Which one are you on? Or do you want to keep that a secret? 
26 Apr 18 by member: HardDaysKnight
awesome idea 
26 Apr 18 by member: Babibluone
@HardDaysKnight - I'll PM you. I'm not sure what FatSecret thinks about promoting other sites on here. 
26 Apr 18 by member: Toumina
Hey, that's a cute idea with the two jars...good visual of where you're going and what you've accomplished! 
26 Apr 18 by member: notsominniemouse
@notsominniemouse when I've been feeling down and like I haven't really accomplished much, taking the lost pounds out and feeling their weight and just playing with the stones really helps me *see* what I've done and feel better about it. Can't recommend this enough if like me, you struggle to recognize what you've already accomplished and the end goal seems so far away. 
26 Apr 18 by member: Toumina
Thanks for sharing that. Brilliant. 
30 Apr 18 by member: adefwebserver
I really like this idea. 
30 Apr 18 by member: Broccolibabe
Love this idea! Way to go 
30 Apr 18 by member: momma6224


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