I was really excited about weighing in this week.
For the first time since starting Crossfit and eating to reboot my body, I felt like I should have a great week. My weight slowly went down every few days (ounces) and I thought I would have a good weigh in Saturday morning.
When I got on the scale, this is what I saw:
WAHOO!!!!!!!!!!!! Down 2.2. A slow, steady, down for the last four weeks. YES! Finally!
The meeting topic was all about making your home a “safe” zone. Not “safe” in terms of safety for your life but safe for your weight loss.
We don’t have much control over our work environment. The teacher’s lounge for instance is NOT a safe place for eating and weight loss. I try to avoid it at all costs. Other work environments are very similar. One environment we do have control over is our home.
I feel like on this topic I have a SEVERE advantage. I don’t have children! While that is a curse, it is also a blessing in disguise. My home is very safe for weight loss.
When you look in my pantry, there are no snack foods, Little Debbies, Mac and Cheese, or treats for after school. When you look in my freezer, there are no chicken nuggets, no ice creams, no frozen cookie dough from a sale. There are no Girl Scout Cookies, no snack packs, no Lunchables. There are no juices, or soft drinks.
Like I said, I have it pretty easy.
I shop only for my husband and myself. Luckily, he is eating very well like I am so instead of all those
delicious unhealthy foods around the house, we are stocked full of hard boiled eggs, lettuce, nuts, fruits, veggies and lean meats. Fun, right?!?
I can really only offer this one tip for making your home safe for your weight loss, “The battle is in the grocery store.” No matter if you have children or not, if you don’t buy it, you can’t eat it.
Something else you could try would be to have “your” shelf in the pantry and then all the other shelves. Make your shelf a safe haven of things that you can/should eat and stay away from the rest of the shelves.
If you are a mom or dad with children, what advice can you give to others on how to make your home “safe” and still let your children have the treats they enjoy?