How did you do with last week's challenges? I'll be honest, I'm pretty sure I didn't make the step goal. I need to double-check my bodybugg stats, but I don't think I made 10,000 steps five or more days. I'll try again this week, though! Are you ready for this week's goals?
1. When meal planning this week make it a goal to include a healthy protein and a complex carb with each meal or snack. This combination helps you stay fuller longer, which keeps your calories down. The complex carbs tend to be your fresh fruits and veggies. Some of my favorite proteins -- for snacks, at least -- are boiled eggs, string cheese, and my low-fat dip made with Greek yogurt. What are some of your favorites?
2. Post encouraging messages in prominent places in your house. Let's face it: losing weight is a challenge and there are days when you need a reminder of what you're doing and why. So, whatever it is that encourages you -- a Bible verse, a quote, Yoda wisdom -- post it where you'll see it throughout the day. Some location ideas include: the bathroom mirror, the fridge door, the treadmill screen, the laundry closet. What messages encourage you and where do you post them?