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Healthy Habit part #2 - How will I do it?

Sunday, March 03, 2013

The healthy habit I want to review and work on this week is be sure I'm getting enough Fruits & Veggie servings each day, and to ajdust my eating habits if not.

I already track religiously EVERYTHING that goes in my mouth (that is the only way for me to realistically get a handle on eating as I learned years ago)Öso when Iím planning my meals, I will now also start counting and make sure Iíve got enough servings of F&V for the day.

It could very well be that Iím actually getting enough (though itís hard to imagine how else I could be in the recommended ranges for calories, carbs, fat, and protein without getting enough F&V). BUT that being said, my fat is always on the high end and carbs and protein on the low end, so even though what Iím eating is working well for weight loss goals, it may not be as healthy as it should be. Iíve learned to be pretty creative to be able to still get in my treats and stay in my ranges, so, it bears a check. Maybe unconsciously Iíve found a way to beat the system, LOL. (It wouldnít be out of character at all for me.)

And, as for motivationÖwhy would I want to expend this much time and effort to change my eating habits and still not get it right?! Yes, losing weight is the goal for now, but the mistake I made last time was not paying enough attention to forming the healthy habits for the long term.

So, off I go to check my weekís meal plansÖ..and to shop for more F&V. DH is out of town, so I have to do the shopping, drat it! (Not my job, and the most hated oneÖbut if I donít, there wonít be any F&V this week!)
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MICKEYH 3/3/2013 11:24PM

    Good luck on your grocery shopping. You can do it. I am also tracking food. I've getting in my habit now for tracking. So far so good. I am planning to sty low ends of my calorie to lose more weight. Hopefully works. Hope your trip went well and welcome back to home.

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NUCLEARMUM 3/3/2013 8:17PM

    That is the part of making it a habit -getting over the "hated part". Sounds like you are on your way. emoticon

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BARBIE176 3/3/2013 4:04PM

    emoticon on already tracking your nutrtion. That is an ongoing desire of mine. It sounds like it should be a good way to get your recommended freggies. I think this challenge is a great motivator to all of us. emoticon emoticon

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PILLYWIGGIN 3/3/2013 3:40PM

    I like the way you're thinking Alice!
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    You are doing great! I think this challenge is a good way to get all of us to look at what we are really doing! Keep up the good work!

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MHNGJR 3/3/2013 3:17PM

    You go get those F & V s. Eat em up, yum yum! emoticon

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