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Working on the bad habits

Friday, March 22, 2013

When I think about what is going on in my life and why I really haven't moved any further towards my goals, I can say honestly it is because I am not diligently working on my habits. I continue to do the same things I did before. I may count all my calories, and I get some exercise in, I am still not consistent. I am usually over on my calories. I am not drinking enough water.

So my goal is to just work on 1-2 habits at a time. I need to drink more water. And I need to consistently exercise. I feel my diet will start to come into check, because I really like feeling better when I eat well. I don't like how I feel when I overeat, especially a lot of carbs. I like it better when I have lean protein like chicken, steak or fish, and some veggies and salad. I like my breakfasts of oatmeal, with a few craisins, some chopped nuts, and some unsweetened coconut. I like my greek yogurt and berries. I like my big garden salads. I like grilled meats. I like simple. It sometimes gets boring, but I feel better eating like this. Tonight our meal out made me feel really sick.

I want to break out of the habit of eating out when we are rushed or don't want to cook.

Time to work on the routine of habit - the habits that make me feel good.
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SCENIC_ROUTE 3/23/2013 9:33PM

    Dr. Oz highly recommends to automate your meals, especially breakfast. So pick what you like for breakfast and make it a routine. Keep meals simple that way you don't have to think too much about it. If you have free time, cook several meals and you can even portion them into containers. That way you just grab and go. And have snacks ready - like your yogurt.
The simpler you make it ahead of time, the easier it is to make it a habbit, and be successful on your plan :D

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MYBULLDOGS 3/22/2013 10:00PM

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i have not gained a pound in over a year.

i gave up sugar and grain products and lost 44 pounds at age 61.

my sister lost 105 pounds at age 63 by walking 15000 steps a day and has not gained a pound back either in over a year

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EMMACORY 3/22/2013 9:50PM

    Thanks for sharing! I think I would re-name your blog "working on the good habits!" You have named good things that you are doing. Now to keep aiming for the consistency. emoticon

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ARTISTGATOGIRL 3/22/2013 9:44PM

    Good for you for having the awareness that you need to be more focused. Targeting 1 or 2 habits at a time is doable. I really like. Te way you listed all the positive things you like about eating healthy. You sound like you are in a good place in your head right now to commit to change. Good luck! Sue emoticon

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WOUBBIE 3/22/2013 9:42PM

    I think you've hit on a great idea. There is nothing in life we learn all at once, it's all one thing after another and you build on what you first learned. One or two small, doable changes will become habit, then routine, then just life. Way to go!

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