But before we get into that, let’s go over your best weight loss/exercise tips from last week.
As you recall, Mr. 1500 took a work trip to Chicago a few weeks ago, which led to his overindulging on donuts, pizza, cookies, pizza, Italian beef sandwiches and pizza. He came back from his gluttonous adventure close to the highest weight he has ever been in his life, and decided to try an all-soylent diet for a week.
As I am also close to my highest non-pregnancy weight, I asked for your advice, which came in spades. Thank you!
Refinerr recommended “Keep track of everything you put in your mouth! Just like the first step of FIRE you have to know what you’re spending so you keep track of your money. When you start to track your caloric intake you find out … how many calories you’re eating…” Such an excellent point.
Jen from Jen Spends says “…Portion control was the big game changer. I could eat pretty much anything I wanted, I just made sure to eat less of it. …”
Frugal Buckeye advised “I think the best advice I can give is to plan ahead for your meals.” If I plan ahead, I can make sure I have salad things, healthier choices like chicken, etc. If I don’t plan ahead, we have Macaroni and Cheese, because that is what is in the fridge…
The Roamer from Traveling Wallet said “…Keep the bad stuff out of the house…” So true. I won’t drive to the store just to get junk food, but if it is in the house, I will definitely eat it.
Mrs. SSC recommends the My Fitness Pal app (free for iPhone and Android) and I cannot agree more. If you are trying to lose weight, this thing is worth your weight in gold. It is so easy to use. You set it up, entering your current and goal weights. It calculates how many calories you should be eating in order to achieve your goal. Then you enter the food you ate and the exercise you performed each day. There is almost no food out there that their database doesn’t already have in it. You can even scan the barcode directly from the packaging for easier entry.
The downside to My Fitness Pal is that you can see just how quickly calories add up.
Thank you all for your suggestions. Implementing them is the next step, although I have started logging food again in My Fitness Pal. I need to make that a habit, and to make something a habit, you need to do it every day.
So now for today’s question, what is your best/worst home improvement story? Last Thursday, Mr. 1500 told you about finding beer cans in the cement wall that separates our yard from the neighbor’s. There were some amazing stories in the responses, including one from Mrs. Frugalwoods where she tells of 9 layers of carpet. Yikes!
Please, tell me your story! Winner takes home beer cozies…
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