One thing I have found that is different about this time around is the apple. I am not much of a fruit eater. It's not that I dislike fruit, it is just never my first choice. However, I know that it is a good snack to help me feel full, and (in turn) eat less "bad calories" later. I like the Golden Delicious variety, which has 80 calories. I have found that if I have other varieties of apple, I would rather eat something else than the apple, but for some reason, Golden Delicious is the key for me!
I got a new notebook to write down all my calories, exercise, measurements, and any thoughts I have that might help me out. I think the notebook was a vital part of weight loss last time, and I don't think it would work for me without the notebook.
As far as exercise, I have only used my Gazelle once. I typically try to exercise every other day. I should have exercised today based on that reasoning, but my back has been hurting me all day. I know I need to improve in this area for sure in order for my diet to work. My goal is to use the Gazelle tomorrow night after work.