My sister Lori came from behind and took first place from Marcy and has gotten over half way to her goal! Will she keep it or will Marcy make a comeback next week??? Amanda, Michelle - looking good ladies, almost half way to your goals! I can't wait to see these numbers climb out of the 2's and 3's and get into the 5%-10% range, so exciting.
Weekly Tip courtesy of Everyday Health:
Focus on FatWeekly Thoughts courtesy of your teammates/competitors. (sometimes I get a little backlogged, so if you don't see it this week, look for your comments next week.)
Because it has the highest concentration of calories, cut down on fat intake, and saturated fats in particular — heavy cream, butter, sour cream, and cream cheese — which elevate LDL, the bad cholesterol, explains Barbara Schmidt, MS, RD, lifestyle specialist at Norwalk Hospital and private practice nutritionist in New Canaan, Conn.
To keep me on track to meet my weight loss goal, I am creating motivational rewards along the way. For example, I often find myself talking myself out of going to the gym….I ‘m too tired, too hungry, too busy, too ‘you-fill-in-the-blank’ to go to the gym today. To stop this self-sabotaging talk, I set up a reward system to ensure that I get to the gym as scheduled. My ‘currency’ for going to the gym is a Starbuck’s coffee---iced coffee with sugar free caramel, YUM! So, on my scheduled gym days, I only get my iced coffee if I go to the gym. Yes, the iced coffee is a big motivator for me and is so powerful, I haven’t been too tired, too hungry, too busy, too ‘you-fill-in-the-blank’ to go to the gym . So, if you are having troubles sticking to your plan, define your ‘currency’ (must be diet friendly) and try using this ‘currency’ as a motivational reward.