Tuesday, October 29, 2013
I'm learning to juggle. Watched a you tube video and started a couple of days ago with one ball for about half an hour. Today I used two balls. After about 20 minutes I was able to juggle left to right a few times. After an hour or so I am sweating a lot and I can juggle both L to R and sometimes R to L. I'm left handed.
This must wear away some calories and get my heart are up.
Notes to myself:
I went to Dr yesterday and all systems are healthy, including cholesterol and sugar level. Good to know. The last year I've reduced portion size and carbs, increased veggies and kept protein about 3 oz portion. Protein every meal. Per her advice: I've started making bone broth almost every week in my crockpot. Super easy and delicious by itself, but I add veggies and protein for a meal.
Started exercising 30 minutes 4 times a week (my goal, but sometimes I only make it 2 or 3 times a week and sometimes an hour of exercise instead of a half hour. So my patterns are improving.) I dance to Pandora, then do ST and stretching.
Also, added to my habits by putting a pitcher of water with lemon slices on the counter first thing in the morning and a glass at the ready. This has increased my water intake to appropriate levels.
I have managed my sweet tooth by getting dark chocolate mint M&Ms and they are in a candy dish on the counter. Also, have Andes chocolate mints available. I only eat 2-3 M&Ms or 1 (occasionally 2) Andes mints. However, I do not snack on them every day. It is only a treat that keeps the portion size under control if I want a sweet. Fortunately, I'm not a big candy or ice cream eater.
I've learned that eating enough good green veggies and protein reduces my cravings for carbs in bread, pasta, potatoes. I look for non-wheat carbs like barley or oats so that I reduce the cravings for bread.
After June to October struggling to get back on my path, I'm can now say as of last week, I'm there. Wasn't easy, but I believe I can make this change to my habits permanent.