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How I do it

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Recently when I told a friend I haven't seen in a while that I'd found out at a doctor's appointment in late August that I'd lost 6 pounds, another person overheard and walking over, asked me how I'd done it. So here's my list (in no particular order):

1) Track food.
It makes such a difference when you actually SEE what you are eating. I know at all times what is going into my body.

2) Track exercise
Know how much you re burning. The golden rule: Calories out have to exceed calories going in.

3) Fruits and veggies are your FRIENDS
Instead of reaching for something sugary to snack on ( chocolate) or something else that is bad for you, reach for the freggies. They are definitely better for you. BUT, we are human after all; we wouldn't be normal if we didn't give in to our cravings once in a while would we?

4) No second helping
What is on my plate, is all I get. And that is enough.

Drink water instead of stuff full of badness like energy drinks and soda. Not drinking that will save on so many calories. And it will quench your thirst faster. Even as a kid, I was never a huge fan of soda- didn't like the taste of it and the bubbles (ugh!) but I have friends who down it like crazy! I will usually reach for apple or orange juice if its available-but not very often. My main drink is water. Minimum I get is 8 glasses a day. However I will sometimes get as much as 11-12 glasses.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BE-THE-CHANGE 9/14/2013 10:39AM


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CERTHIA 9/14/2013 5:41AM

    Good list! Simple and right to the point.

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WILDKAT781 9/13/2013 11:55AM

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    First of all, kudos to you for your hard work and determination! Second, your short list of simple things to do is a great to explain the "how". Good on you for the potential "sparking" of another person!

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MIRAGE727 9/13/2013 9:33AM

    That interprets "Living a healthy lifestyle!" to me!
Stay strong!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 9/13/2013 7:15AM

    That is awesome!

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RIBKNIT 9/13/2013 1:18AM

    Great stuff! Good advice for anybody. I especially like the freggies :)

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KING_SLAYER 9/12/2013 9:17PM

    Excellent list and so completely spot on!

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