What worked for you today?
I was aggravated with dentist visit and he took 2 days to get back with me and you know what I do when aggravated. Not this time, I said that if I eat it will just give me one more problem so I went to the trail and walked off my frustration. Told myself food will just give me unhappiness! Destroys me.14
Today I stayed mindful of the moment because too often, way way too often, I find myself thinking about the future and it leads to anxiety. So I pulled myself out of the future I am not yet in and I put myself in the present moment and that was my present to myself today. Because when I'm anxious, I unnecessarily snack.12
I had one of those containers of soft cookies from the bakery section of the grocery store in my hand and was about to put it in my cart, even though I KNOW I would not be able to limit myself to just one or two and I would feel sick and ashamed tonight.
What worked for me today was saying out loud, right there in the grocery store, "I don't want to do this any more." I recognized that the craving to binge is neurological junk and that I can accept the urge and let it pass without giving in to it.20
What worked for me today was that I intermittent fasted, ate at 12:30.
Secondly, what worked for me today was that I found a strength training video that I really appreciate and I did it. I also rode my stationary bike for 15 minutes.
What else worked for me was that I made good food choices today. I just ate dinner and now I'm going to leisurely walk 3 miles, which calms me down in the evening.4
What worked for me today is tracking all my food and sticking to my plan. Weighing myself in the morning. Having pre-thought out healthy meal options and having my fridge stocked with lots of greens and other healthy choices.
I log all my food/exercise with MFP throughout the day. I have a commitment to read inspiring some stories/ideas everyday.
What is working for me is not worrying about being hungry. I am learning to sit with hunger. It will pass, I am not dying. I eat a lot of veggies, I eat enough and I eat well.
What is working for me is that I am focused and committed to myself and to having success.11
What worked for me today was 45 minutes of challenging (for me) yoga. It made me want to make good choices all day.6
Took the calories from the last 2 days that I didn't use and had a small walk in the rain. Hopefully I'll eat something yummy and calorific for dinner.4
Acknowledging that I am in charge of what I am eating now 45 days of faithful logging & realisation of a massive mind shift. Some slip ups, but hey, not a slip up ending in a terminal landslide with food.8
I have been struggling to lose 2 lb , so I have increase my protein with a breakfast protein and things ar moving in the right direction. With working a rolling shift pattern it is hard to follow a diet plan, so using this calorie counting app has really helped.
What is working for me today is being patient with myself. I am recovering from gum replacement surgery so I can't exercise or eat my regular diet right now. What I can do is rest, heal, and continue to track my calories. I adjusted my activity level and am still loosing.9
When I was at the grocery this afternoon, the bakery folks were making Cinnamon Rolls, so the whole store smelled like temptation. What worked for me was going home and making myself coffee sprinkled with lots of cinnamon and a dollop of light whip cream---yum!! That gave me the cinnamon/cream fix I wanted with less than 25 calories involved. Yay!18
What worked for me today was, honestly, not thinking about food. I stayed busy. Food wasn't my focus. I ate enough. My belly is full.
Also, I spent time being in appreciation that I have access to healthy food. Not everyone does. I sure do appreciate organic greens, organic veggies, clean water, etc. etc. ...not to forget chocolate halo top (vegan) with peanut butter powder from trader joes. a delicious treat for 125 calories a serving. now that's a blessing!6
what has been working for me lately is weighing myself first thing in the morning. This is a tip I adopted from my husband who lost 26 pounds last spring. He says weighing gave him the focus he needed.
In the past, I have resisted weighing because the scale wasn't moving fast enough. In reality, I was eating too much. I wasn't comfortable being a bit hungry.
Now I look forward to weighing everyday. I see the numbers and they are like little wins for me.
I have been about 10-20 pounds over my decent weight for about 4 years. Not my ideal weight, my decent weight. Now after countless attempts and so many years of thinking there were shortcuts to cico, I am finally easily loosing weight. Said the Menopausal 53 yo. woman.
Finally. I think it comes down to self honesty. Weighing everyday definitely helps with that.11
Crushing my workout and pre-logging my food and sticking to it8
Staying away from foods ,that cause me painful bloating.5
What worked for me today was eating half portions. Like, I ate half a Jello Pudding cup with my lunch, and later I'll have the other half with my dinner. That lets me have dessert twice today for the calorie cost of one.
Learning that most of the time I just crave the TASTE of something has helped me, too. The other night I was craving a salty snack, so I sprinkled a little salt in a bowl, wet my fingers and dipped them in the salt. Then I licked the salt off my fingers. That totally satisfied my desire for the salt taste, and I probably ingested less sodium than I would have if I'd eaten the chips I used to reach for. I certainly ate fewer calories!! And I went to bed without snacking.13
After 10 years in maintenance, I still have to be mindful. I like to eat at night, so I didn't eat until after I did an hour of cardio at lunch. Burned 750 calories and then had a big, but reasonable plant based meal (arugula salad with beets, goat cheese, buckwheat and walnuts w/ homemade EVOO dressing).11
Tracking my binge. I estimated that I ate 10,000 calories over when it was closer to 3,000. Phew!16
What worked for me today was keeping an eye on my fiber intake. When I focus on getting enough fiber, feeling satiated is a welcome side benefit (besides all the other health benefits).6
I put my running clothes on instead of regular clothes so I could/would run at lunchtime because I knew I'd be busy after work and not get to it.9
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