Remember when I said I was going to rock out my last three pounds? And I had this great plan, and I knew that if I just followed it, I’d be home free before the end of October?
Well, I haven’t been following it.
And now I’m four pounds away from goal weight.
But I digress.
Instead of telling you all of the things that I plan to do, I’m going to tell you what I’ve already done.
I started meal planning. And I know I know, I’ve meal planned before. But you know when you just know things are different? You can just tell that even though you’ve done it before, this time it’s different?
Well, this time it’s different.
Enter, the written meal plan:
Even though I’m still tracking my points in the Weight Watchers app, psychically writing it out, has helped change my mindset.
“Writing things down enables a higher level of thinking, and therefore, more focused action” source.
I woke up this morning, ready to tackle my set meal plan.
Prepping has also been a huge help. I prepped a big batch of steel cut oats, and 2 ingredient bagels. And last night, I prepped a big bowl of fruit salad.
Recently I read a post called Some of my Favorite Daily Hacks, and even though it ended up being an ad post, one thing really resonated with me – Do things for my future self.
This small little sentiment has made me do the dishes every night. And I hate doing the dishes. But I know that a full sink staring right at me while I make my coffee and breakfast in the morning, starts the day off on the wrong foot.
Turns out, the better I am to my future self, the happier I am in the moment. Deep, huh?
Anyhoo, I wasn’t going to post about how I wasn’t following my plan, and I wasn’t going to track my weight this morning, but I know that accountability is such as important part of weight loss.
So here I am, coming clean, and making plans. And so far, it’s feeling really really good.