February 9, 2024

Reflecting on my 100 Pound Weight Loss

Health + Fitness

Reflecting on my 100 pound weight loss journey has me really diving into the mindset that made me successful. Ultimately, I have found that it all starts with reflection and tracking. Whether you’re just starting or have been on this journey for a while, there’s always room for improvement. 

The Importance of Tracking

One fundamental aspect of a healthy weight loss mindset is tracking. You’ve probably seen people sharing their trackers, and maybe you’ve even posted yours. But here’s the catch – are you tracking in enough detail? It’s not just about recording what you eat; it’s about getting specific with serving sizes. Tracking is your roadmap to success, and it all begins with paying attention to the details.

 Are you meticulously noting how much you eat of each item? It’s easy to get complacent and rely on your memory, but precise tracking is key. Take a moment to assess your portions, and make sure you’re accurately recording everything you consume. This level of detail is crucial for effective reflection.

Reflecting on Your Journey

Now, it’s time to look back on the past seven days or the past month. Identify the days when you experienced your best weight loss results. What was the common denominator on those days? Was it a particular amount of sleep, specific foods, or certain vegetables? Don’t forget about your emotions; track your thoughts and feelings too. Sometimes, weight fluctuations are more about your mood than your diet.

Identifying Patterns

By analyzing your tracker, you can pinpoint patterns that lead to successful weight loss. For example, you might discover that you feel your best and experience better results when you include foods like beans, sweet potatoes, quinoa, or oatmeal in your meals. On the other hand, you might notice that certain foods make you feel bloated. These insights are invaluable for fine-tuning your approach.

Create a Plan for Success

Armed with this newfound knowledge, it’s time to create a plan for the week ahead. Be specific in your tracking, recording every bite, lick, and taste. You might uncover that the days with slower progress are the ones where you’ve let some extra nibbles slip through the cracks. Use your tracker as a tool for self-improvement, not just a journal.

Embrace the Journey

Remember, this is a journey, not a destination. Don’t beat yourself up if you look back at your previous week and feel like you didn’t make the progress you expected. You have a choice – let it discourage you, or use it as valuable information to do better in the future. I recommend option A – learning and growing. This lifestyle is about continuous improvement, not perfection. There’s no need to start over on Monday or tomorrow; just keep moving forward and evolving.

Incorporating reflection and precise tracking into your weight loss journey can make all the difference. Embrace the power of learning from your experiences and using that knowledge to propel yourself towards success. Remember, it’s not about being perfect; it’s about constant improvement. So, grab your tracker, analyze your past, and get ready for a brighter, more successful weight loss journey ahead!

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I’m Natasha Pehrson

Your ultimate hype girl and weight loss bestie! I’m a wife and mom to 4 who has lost 100 pounds by ditching diets and instead focusing on creating healthy habits and changing my overall mindset around losing weight. Get to know me.