In my GOALS for 2018 post, I mentioned that the best place to start in terms of my health goals would be with my eating: to start food-logging again. I basically ate my way through November, December, and January – and it’s about time I bring awareness back to the type of things I’m putting into my mouth.
I have to start reestablishing some sort of health routine, so it’s back to basics for me. I’m doing what I know has worked in the past – and here are the two things I came up with:
(1) Weight Watchers – I’ve been on and off WW numerous times since college, and calculating food in points has always worked better for me than calculating them in calories. The most current version of the system called Freestyle® allows foods like eggs, fish, beans, and bananas to be ‘free’ and therefore eaten without the stress of using up all of your points allowance. Genius! I’m going to spend February slooooowwwwly easing back into it, learning about this new system one day at a time.
(2) tracking my food + exercise – Tried and true, writing down my meals in the tiny boxes of The Happy Planner®’s MINI Fitness Planner helps me make better food choices & not overdo my portions. I spent a good portion of this past weekend prepping these upcoming weeks of February with stickers and motivating images from Pinterest that I printed out.
See some of the pages below:
I’ll be journalling in the answers to the questions on the progress selfie page. I’ll be highlighting the days in the monthly spread that were ‘in points’. I’ll be using a pencil on the weekly pages to log my meals. // I’m ready. BACK. TO. BASICS. I got a really slow start to this year, and am still foggy & easing into it, but this is a good start.