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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

I feel a bit like a broken record. Ironically, I last blogged back in June. And I am probably not going to say anything different than I did back then. The exception now is that I really do feel a strong sense of commitment to healthy living. I got so caught up in the wrong numbers - the scale, my pant size - that I forgot about the really important numbers - my blood pressure and cholesterol. Seeing as the people in my family don't live the longest, healthy lives, I have reminded myself that LIVING is what this is all about now.

So here is my plan:
Exercise 4-6 times per week to manage stress and enable deep sleep
Get back into the habit of tracking daily and prepping food each weekend
Follow a Mediterranean Diet (continue my meat-free breakfasts)
Eat 4-6 servings of fruits & veggies each day (join a CSA or hit farmer's market weekly to facilitate, maybe even start juicing)
Enjoy lean protein with each meal - plant-based where possible
No cocktails at my house
Eat dinner out maximum of once every two weeks
Lunches out must be healthy (no more than 2 per week scheduled)
Leverage my SparkFriends to stay motivated and hold me accountable

I will hit the doctor at the end of September and again in December and keep you posted on my numbers. My goal is to reduce blood pressure meds by spring and stop taking cholesterol meds completely by spring. All the while enjoying my skinny jeans and size 6 suits too. ;)
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