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Focusing on Healthy Lifestyle Habits

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Eat less, move more, drink lots of water, eat lots of veggies – those are the healthy lifestyle habits I have been working on. I have got a pretty good handle on 3 out of 4 of them. My problem area? That would be eating less. I have made great strides with that, but it continues to be my stumbling block. This is not rocket science. I know I can keep portions in check as long as I track what I eat. When I track, I stay within my calorie and nutrient range. I magically manage that because when I track, I weigh and measure. It is very easy to connect the dots here. My problem is that I don’t consistently track. My longest streak was 61 days, and that was almost three years ago, when I lost close to 30 pounds. More recently, I think my longest streak was 8 days. That would explain why I have constantly been losing and gaining the same ten pounds. I know this is the piece I need to focus on right now for long-term success. I know I can do it. I have done it before. I just need to identify the things I did before that worked. So, here is my plan:

My action plan:
1. Take a few minutes each night to plan the next day’s meals
2. Commit to one week of tracking and staying within range each day
3. Blog each day for a week to document progress
4. Plan a reward for sticking to my commitment


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SWEETMAGNOLIA2 3/2/2013 5:29PM

    I like this!!! Sounds like a great plan. We share the same weakness...portion control. Other things are falling into place. I have all confidence that this will, too, for both of us. Hugs!

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FATTOFIT56 3/2/2013 5:00PM

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BARBANNA 3/2/2013 1:35PM

    I understand the limited time to do this!, I tend to ignore some of the foods I eat, so I am actually cheating myself. SP is my last visit, before I go to bed. Last night I was entering information just before midnight.

I love this program and I am sure after a year I will be less excitged about using it. I have just be on the program since Aug. emoticon

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SUNSHINE99999 3/2/2013 12:39PM

  planning ahead is a good idea. I love snoopy. My wife, sons, and I went to Schulz museum in California about five years ago and it was great fun. Blessings! emoticon

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RAPUNZEL53 3/2/2013 12:36PM

  Good Luck!

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RSKMOM 3/2/2013 12:35PM

  I do much, much better when I pre-plan for the next day. You can do it!

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