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My first blog entry


Monday, November 12, 2012

I know - such an exciting title! Rather apropos for a Monday!

I walked 2.75 miles today and concentrated on using my arms and proper foot movement. I am attempting to walk that every morning plus another 1.3 mile walk in the evenings with my husband. The evening walk is more leisurely than exercise but it's good for my mental health and gives us some time together without the kids. emoticon

I started keeping track of my food last week and was really surprised when I read the overall report. I thought we were eating pretty healthy but over 50% is carbs. I function better when I have more protein, fruits and veggies than carbs throughout the day. My eyeballing it just isn't working so I'm going to have to break out the measuring equipment. Hope my boys don't mind sharing their Science scale with me! LoL

Time to go get some lunch. Chicken and broccoli is on the menu. Hopefully I can resist the mac and cheese that the boys made to go with their lunch. emoticon

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DRAGONCHILDE 11/12/2012 2:36PM

    Fantastic! The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step... and you're now more than 6,000 steps along that journey! Keep going.

Remember that denial is not the key... it's okay to "not resist" occasionally! The trick is figuring out how to have a little without going overboard. A spoon of mac and cheese is fine... half the pot, not so much. ;)

Do remember that carbs are not the enemy. Carbs SHOULD be most of your diet! (40-45% is fine!)

Check out this article here on SP for the truth about carbs... the recent proliferation of low-carb diets have led us to believe carbs are evil... when not all carbs are created equally! Switching out things like regular pasta for whole grain, for example, are great first steps towards being healthier!

http://www.sparkp
eople.com/resource/nutrition_ar
ticles.asp?id=590

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