Tuesday, February 01, 2011
Boy! I'm glad January is done. It's been my hardest month so far in all aspects: calorie count, exercising, motivation, even water! So glad it's behind me. Now looking ahead, this month, I will work on rectifying all the above and especially work on:
1) Drinking at least 8 glasses of water/day: I sometimes struggle with this. I think I'll buy an inexpensive timer watch for when I'm on the go to remind me on the hour to drink 8 oz. When I'm at home, putting the timer on the stove works well.
2) Controlling portion size: I've always eaten large portions and still do large salads. I'll work on eating half that salad at meal time and half as a snack later. Hopefully, that will help with mindless snacking as well. And talking about snacking, I've had a bit of a set back with snacking at night and during the night. I will try to remember to brush my teeth every time I get a snack attack 'after hours'.
3) Preparing ahead of time for the grandkids:
Eating: It's been a little difficult to stay the course when they are here. So, I'll prepare meals ahead and reheat them when needed.
Exercising: I'll find a dvd geared to get kids involved in moving. Someone suggested dancing with kids. I'll look for that.
Drinking: 'When I gotta go, I gotta go now,' so I've been intentionally refraining from drinking so much water when they are here. But this month, I'll keep on drinking on the hour and see what happens. If it works, all the better. If not, that's life!
Diane : ) ** Make it Happen in 2011 **