I think the whole “new year, new me” trend is a bit hilarious, but if a clean start is the best way for you to get yourself on track, then do it. Hell, it’s what me and the boyfriend are doing! We’ve started watching what we eat, and I’ve been getting up even earlier to exercise daily, but I’m going to talk more about that tomorrow.
Since my move, I’ve stopped tracking my intake. It’s showing and is frustrating, but I found that I was pushing myself too hard with it, and it was borderline dangerous. I’m still trying to lose weight, though, by exercising more often and being more aware of the food I put into my body. The easiest way that I’ve found to deal with that, is to put (basically) the same stuff into my body every day. It’s helping to shrink my appetite, and (in conjunction with working out) is helping me to lose weight. My dinner, every night this week, has been burritos, because Monday night I had an (almost) insatiable craving for Chipotle, but we’re working to not eat out so often, and to use the food that we have. Luckily, I had simple burrito fixings at the apartment, and made a healthier burrito that I can eat without feeling guilty.
Alright Fangirls, I did it! I took the Skinny Mint Teatox challenge, and I blew it out of the water! Over the course of just 28 days, I drank tea designed to help wake me up and help my digestive track. After a month of the teas along with my regular diet and exercise, I lost almost 10lbs.
Alright Fangirls, I know what you’re thinking; But Emily! You wrote about this two weeks ago! You’re right, I did. A couple days after writing that, though, I took a big step and decided it was time to start watching what I ate. I hoped fitbit would help me with this, since it has the food tracking software inside. So, I started counting calories. I put everything into my fitbit that I put into my mouth.