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Living the Good Life blog, theme... New Habit, day 3

Monday, March 04, 2013

What are you doing to encourage yourself and keep on track?


In order to make this challenge a true success and get to the point where a healthy lifestyle is a foregone conclusion I must plan my eating in such a way that it won't fail.
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My daily intake has to be foods that I enjoy and at the same time I want to introduce new, unexplored items. I terribly need to add more vegetables into the daily plan.
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I have started a diary of sorts, a list of go-to meals.
They are divided into categories of Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner and include my family's favorites. I have a "make again" list, a party list, a holiday list, a fast cook list.
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After suggestions from other SP members I have included at least one new recipe a week to my repertoire. This in itself is an encouragement because I have the opportunity to take a beloved cookbook down and dust it off. It's like getting together with an old friend.
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My family has come to expect some pretty exotic menus (they don't always rate on the make again list, LOL) and enjoy looking over my different menu possibilities. I find this very rewarding because I know I am showing them the steps to eating healthy. Two of my three children have begun to enjoy cooking themselves.
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