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Knowledge is Key

Monday, December 09, 2013

So it's been one week since I started trying to live a healthier lifestyle (and drop some weight, too!).

Things I've learned:

-My eating is horrible. I eat way too much. I once hear that you should eat as though you are at your goal weight. Meaning, if I want to weigh 165, I should eat for a 165 lb woman. Now of course there are other factors (eating to meet my basic BMR needs, as well as figuring in exercise) but you get the gist. I should not be eating 2000 calories a day!

-In addition to above, my snacking is crazy. I graze all the time at work and it's not healthy food! There are always treats being paraded just out front my office door and it's so tough to say no. But I'm working on it =)

-Exercise is so important. Especially since I don't have my eating habits in a good place yet. I need to eat healthier portions and make wiser choices about what goes in my mouth.

The good news? I'm usually able to get in my 8 cups of water! Now if I only remembered to track it all the time...

AND I have a plan for this week.

My husband and I picked up some extra fruits and veggies for my snacks.

-grapes
-celery
-carrots
-cheese slices
-crackers
-apples
-peanut butter

I used to eat a combination of these foods when I was pregnant (and battling gestational diabetes) for snacks and I hope they will help me pull in the reins on my grazing.

Cheers to a great week ahead! I hope you all have a fabulous Monday emoticon
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HEALTHYSLIM2 12/9/2013 12:54PM

    Good for you! emoticon You are SO on the right track here - - this is a journey, a lifestyle and as such, it needs to be enjoyable and doable!!
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Most of us, as we track, learn that a lot of little bad choices is what is adding up to all those tight pants ( or maybe I should speak for myself!) emoticon
So don't doubt for a minute that you are right where you need to be in your personal journey!
Enjoy the:
-grapes
-celery
-carrots
-cheese slices
-crackers
-apples
-peanut butter
YUM YUM!!! emoticon
Drink your water... get those fitness minutes in and most of all...
KEEP SPARKING!
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TWESTEN1 12/9/2013 7:38AM

    Good snack choices! It's hard to change everything at once, so starting with healthier snacks is a great way to begin :) Have a great week!

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