Do you run out the door in the morning with just coffee in your stomach -- or maybe nothing at all? What's your excuse? Expert Dawn Jackson Blatner makes toast out of every reason to avoid starting the day off right.
In a slightly unexpected way, skipping the scale has made me more accountable rather than less so. I find myself paying more attention to what I eat and the decisions I make from meal to meal because I'm not using the scale as a gauge to tell me how I'm doing.
When I came up with the idea of giving up my scale, it was instantly and drastically freeing. This doesn't mean that I want to stop trying to lose weight. And I certainly hope to have a significant loss 12 months from now. But the scale has been getting in my way.
It's 26 weeks until my birthday -- and I want to lose 26 pounds. Keeping focused on that and a couple of specific challenges is getting me back on track with my diet.
This week was about re-evaluating, re-focusing, and re-thinking my weight loss plan. I even bought a couple of new diet books to help me along the way! (Click through for a sample recipe from the "Hungry Girl" book.)
With the release of Alli this past June, diet pills are once again in the spotlight. The claims are appealing: "Lose 30 lbs in 30 days" or "Melt your fat away". But, do these pills really work?