When I got this idea in my head that I wanted to get serious about losing weight, the first thing I thought I should do is to take a real look at my routine and see where it is that I fall. So far I have come up with 2 major things (with many, MANY more to come I'm sure):
1. I RARELY eat breakfast.
This one is a combination of me not really liking a lot of breakfast foods and the fact that I am usually not that hungry in the morning. If anything, I will have a cup of black coffee and call it good. I know this is bad since without breakfast my metabolism for the day never gets kick started or revved up. This also causes me to overeat when lunch time rolls around because by that time I am famished. I plan to work on eating breakfast this week by setting my alarm just 10 minutes earlier and making myself eat some yogurt or whole wheat toast with peanut butter.
2. I am a nighttime snacker.
I eat SO much after dinner every night. It is in my mind that this is like a little reward for myself after a long, hard day. I find myself eating things almost right before I go to bed some nights. I know this is not good since my body does not have time to digest it all before it goes into shut down mode when I am sleeping. I plan to working on eating less after dinner this week and am setting a time for myself of having nothing to eat after 8pm. I hope to slowly work that time back to 6pm, but 8pm is a start!