My life has been a little crazy lately and my routine has been thrown into a blender of its own. I've found that taking care of myself has been on the back burner; sleep, exercise and eating well to be exact. The result has been, I feel like I've gained a hundred pounds, ok 8 to be exact. Now my skinny clothes don't fit all that well and my "fat" clothes? I gave them all away because I was never going back there! And yet here I am.
I know eight pounds really isn't the end of the world, but I am committed to find some easy ways to start letting go of the extra pounds. As a side note, the number on the scale minus the eight is still twenty pounds heavier than before I had Elle. There it is, I've become one of those woman; before I had kids.... I'm only using this tidbit to clarify that I'm not going for some unhealthy goal here, just wanting to get back to what I had accepted as my body at the ripe old age of 44.
In my Self- June 2011 issue, I was immediately drawn to 12 Ways to THINK Slim. Hmm! Think my way slim-- I'm in! So here's some of my favorites:
The more ZZZ's you get at night, the more likely you are to eat less according to The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. For one thing you're awake less hours, so the amount of hours available to eat are fewer.
I love sleep! However, I've found lately that I've been cutting back on those precious hours trying to take care of everything I have going. That's opened the door to eating a lot of comfort, not so healthy stuff! So I'm up for trying to reach an earlier bedtime and enjoy those extra wonderful minutes of sleep!
Splurges have a short shelf life. Over eating cheese, butter and beef for three days straight may cue our brain to overeat, possibly blocking our brain from receiving messages from our hormones that Hey- We're Actually Full!
Sounds simple, even though everything's better with butter, cheese and beef! However, it seems like an easy solution to spread out my affinity for these three foods because "I'm Thinking My Way Slim!" I'll keep you posted.
Desert is best on a Full Stomach. After eating a healthy, satisfying meal you're more likely to eat less of your desert. You still get the taste, but you're not eating the entire serving so you're not getting all the calories either. Moderation!
You had me desert is best... Not I can't have it at all, just do it on a full stomach! Love, Love, Love the thought process here! Already feeling slimmer!
So that's it for this weeks Tidbits, hope they took your mind off all the challenges in your life for a little while. Made you laugh or even found a new idea or two to make your life a little better. Thanks for checking in!