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Time to Re-evaluate


Friday, June 13, 2014

Well... I've had an exciting week, full of celebrations. It's been wonderful, but it's definitely thrown me off track. I wouldn't say I splurged this week, I have tried to be smart in my food choices. However, with eating more meals out than usual it has not been possible to accurately track calories.

These past couple of days I've been hungrier - feeling more of an urge to snack, craving things that I haven't been craving for weeks. Maybe it's because I started my week with a few days of extra calories. Maybe it's the stress of work. In any case, it's time to take a look at my eating habits and figure out how to improve on them. And since I've discovered that posting my goals to my blog makes me more likely to follow them, here is what I intend to do this coming week:

1. Stay in the mid-lower range of my daily calories.
2. Add more fruits and vegetables to my diet. For now I will aim for 3-4 servings, and will increase the goal when that becomes habit.
3. Drink at least my 8 glasses of water per day, consistently.

I hope I can succeed at all of these. After a week of accomplishing these I'm sure I will start to feel better.

To change the subject, my stair climbing is going great! It's been 3 or 4 weeks now of taking the stairs every day to my office on the 5th floor, and finally I'm not gasping for breath by the time I make it to desk. It's a small improvement, but it makes me happy!

That's all for tonight. Thanks for reading. Hope you are well!
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LINDAK25 6/14/2014 2:25PM

    Glad you had a fun week! Great plan--those small steps really do build good habits. Whew, 5 flights of stairs and not out of breath? Fantastic!

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JUJUMILLER 6/13/2014 10:59PM

    Great job on the stair climbing!

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Keep up the good work!

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KATELJM 6/13/2014 10:59PM

    Midori, I have found that I have also had to build up to the recommended fruits and veggies. Water has also been a challenge for me.

Congratulations on your stair climbing! That is an important accomplishment. Your are building endurance.

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