Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Diet Tips

Haha - You are probably already laughing and maybe even are already rolling on the floor thinking that I am going to give you diet tips! That is what Kelly's topic is for "Show Your Life" this week and you know I love to participate so I'll do the best I can. The only tip that I will throw out there is this: I have often heard that you shouldn't weigh yourself but maybe, once a week if at all when trying to lose weight. This does not work for me! If I weighed myself on just Fridays, for example, I would think that on Friday afternoon I could go order myself a basket of chicken fingers and french fries (with a niiiiiiice side of honey mustard!!) because I would not have to be "accountable" for another week. Weighing every single morning gives me immediate feedback. If I see that I've gained, I know to work a little harder and cut back on the snacks. This might not work for everyone and might even be a little frustrating because on the days that you lose, it can be a pretty small amount if at all. But having a constant indicator of progress is what I need and just seems to work best for me.

5 comments:

Randi Stephens said...

Laurie, I am like you. When dieting, I must weigh each morning to know my progress. I have always heard not to do that, but I just can't resist. Keep up the hard work on your dieting!

Kristine said...

I loved your title to this on Kelly's links! so funny...me too!

I can totally relate...

You are so cute. You aren't chubby at all. I would love to lose 20 pounds...why don't they have a cupcake diet? I could do well with a cupcake diet...dangit.

Kristine

Maria Lane said...

Love your blog!I'm now following!!Love meeting new people in blog world!

Maria Lane said...

Your little girl is just precious too!!

Laurie said...

Yall have GOT to be kidding me.... I need to lost a minumum of 40 lbs. I'm only 5'1! But thanks for stopping by and I hope to hear from you again real soon!!!