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Revisiting my I on track?

Sunday, January 27, 2013

I just re-read my Spark Page. I have the lofty goal of where I want to end up, but I also had some action goals that don't have an end....I forget so easily but I was pleased to see that I was meeting these goals more often than not these days.

Strive to eat 1200 calories per day~This is where I calculated I need to be at, (based on BMR) to lose a pound a week because I'm not very tall or young. Much more than that and I will only maintain my weight. It seemed impossible to do at one time. Most days I still don't get down that low but I am a lot closer than I used to be and some days I do stay within that range. I know it's possible now. I know about nutrient dense foods and how to fill up on lower calorie items. I am eating much cleaner.

Eat More Fruits and Vegetables~I didn't have a set number in mind. I know there is a recommended daily amount and I just wanted to reach for adequacy but I'm dangerously close to eating MOSTLY fruits and vegetables because I've been juicing green vegetables daily and also eating fruits and vegetables with almost every meal & snack. It's like the mainstay of my diet now instead of an afterthought. I am consuming green leafy things like Kale now, and it wasn't that long ago that I was afraid to taste it because it was foreign to me. Wow, that's progress in my book!

Break Addiction to Diet Soda and Consume Enough Water~I haven't "broken" my addiction and that sort of goes hand in hand with my water intake. I reach for a diet ginger ale more easily than a glass of water but I am not drinking diet least it's clear so it looks more like water ha!ha!..I am drinking more water though by adding lemon, lime or orange slices to it and keeping it with me. I'm doing better with it, and getting a little anti-oxidant with my water as a bonus.

Exercise at least 3 times a week~It's happened but the truth is, it's more like once or twice a week.

I am not expecting to be perfect anymore. I know that I will continue to work at it. I am just enjoying the journey to health right now.
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  • ORANGE81
    Sounds like you are meeting your goals. I keep trying to do the low end of my range since i turned 50 this past summer and it takes a month or longer to lose a pound where as 2 years ago I was losing almost a pound a week. Oh well like you I keep trying to do better. Keep up the fruits and vegetables. I use crystal lite in some of my water but I can go straight up!
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