Fitness Minutes: (63,530)
5,924 2/21/13 7:35 P
My most consistent lifestyle change is reading labels. I work very hard to keep my protein, fat and carbs within the SP recommended ranges, so it's important to know exactly what nutrients I'm getting out of the foods I choose each day.
Something that will never teeter totter with me is some food choices especially in condiments. I use and buy only Smart Balance butter and mayo and olive oils, grapeseed oil, any oil that is actually good for us sometimes I even get sunflower oil. No matter what those are forever things in my home. Other things have changed but they tend to come and go at times. No diet drinks is another forever change, you will never see another diet drink in my home again as I have learned they are worse then regular. Only drinks you find in my home is milk, water, 100 percent juices, and gatorade. I was getting low cal gatorade but not any more I just dilute the regular stuff.
Fitness Minutes: (425)
12 2/21/13 2:30 A
The things that have stuck the most with me are not eating processed foods, and drinking a lot of water.
I 'see food differently' than ever before. It is wonderful to KNOW that eating healthy can become a way of life. I'm also just in the beginning of understanding that calories 'IN' need to be balanced with calories burned. It's such a fabulous adventure ..
Feeling really good! The changes in eating habits and meal planning have become a real part of my life .. and that is a very good thing. I know how to make the 'healthy choices' and am very seldom tempted to 'go to' choices that are not healthy. ONWARD ...
eating a clean diet.........getting and keeping the junk food out of the house. Weight lifting has been a big one for me too...........
Fitness Minutes: (61,200)
3,731 2/18/13 9:29 P
Been using the exercise bike in the living room, in front of the tv, for 9 yrs. and at least 3 hrs. per day, 2 hrs. in the morning and 1 hr. later on. We both use it all the time, we are retired so are home alot.
Fitness Minutes: (7,234)
27 2/18/13 8:06 P
Eating slow so I know when I am becoming full and can stop.
I have had a really, really rocky journey personally, with some major ups and downs. Very few habits have truly stuck during the very worst of times. But those that have stuck: weighing pasta and dried beans before cooking it instead of just throwing it in the pot. Measuring out olive oil with a teaspoon measure rather than pouring out of the bottle. Using artificial sweeteners rather than sugar/honey etc. Using reduced fat yogurt rather than regular.
The most important habits -- regularly weighing myself, working out 5x/week, tracking all my food, staying in my calorie range -- I have let those go when times got really hard. At the moment they are all "found" again but I am very aware of how much things can change.
Fitness Minutes: (37,229)
26,340 2/18/13 1:26 P
Sticking to sensible portion sizes, and not going back for "seconds".
I have noticed through out my weight loss journey that I still have some bad habits, or some bad days. However I have noticed there are some things that have just stuck with me no matter what. For instance I am addicted to working now, even if I have had a day of over eating. I also drink all of my water everyday, again even if I havent done anything else. I dont even think about drinking a coke or any other beverage(except my coffee of course:))! So what has stuck with you?
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