Our weekly BLC challenge encouraged us to journal about all the things we're doing right. This was a fun exercise, and a little bit challenging, because I often spend more time thinking about places where I'm struggling, rather places where I'm cruising along doing well.
Listed out like this, folks, I'm kicking booty! And it feels lovely to write it out and acknowledge how hard I've been working and the progress I've been making. Brace yourselves for some relentless positivity!
I've implemented daily tracking (65-day streak!)
I'm keeping my protein over 90g/day
I'm keeping my carbs under 30%, usually less than 100g net
I'm now regularly taking vitamins (magnesium, multi, fish oil, D, biotin)
I'm trying new recipes & foods
I'm resisting temptation and pre-planning monthly indulgences to avoid feeling deprived. I've picked one day every month to have a splurge (Christmas day, my birthday in Jan, Valentine's Day, St Patrick's day, my husband's birthday in April, etc), and it seems to be working well; when the “urge to splurge” hits throughout the month, so far I’ve been able to convince myself to wait for my planned monthly treat day, and when the day arrives I’ve been choosing something reasonable like dark chocolate.
I'm doing weekly strength training
I'm using my elliptical
I'm trying new & fun sources of physical activity, like Beat Saber
I'm tracking steps (Fitbit) and increasing movement
I didn't let my foot injury derail my progress and motivation
I'm going to sleep earlier
I'm taking better care of my appearance (hair & clothes & lipstick)
I'm trying meditation (mindful meals, Headspace on Netflix, etc)
I'm tidying and de-cluttering (most days at least 15min/day)
I'm weighing daily but trying not to focus on the scale
I've lost 15+ pounds
I'm pampering myself with regular non-food rewards
I’ve vastly increased my water intake, drinking 30oz before breakfast, 30oz before lunch, and usually another 30oz between lunch and dinner, plus other liquids like tea, sparking water, etc.