Next time a snack attack hits--a strategy
Yesterday I stayed on board with eating healthy foods and amounts all day. I donated blood, so I allowed myself extra snack for that, and all was fine. In the afternoon I received an alarming complaint from one of my children. Although I suspec... Read more
Jus' keep movin' on...
This past month I've been eating healthy foods in healthy amounts. I've increased how much protein and healthy fat I eat, and decreased how much grain I eat. I've eaten 4 times most days, usually 300 to 400 calories per meal. I've followed we... Read more
I WILL stick with my commitment to my health. And here's how.
For a while earlier this year, I counted calories and limited my intake for slow steady progress. It made a huge difference in my attitude to retain a few regular indulgences for myself--coffee in the mornings, a little glass of wine in the eve... Read more
I started a few weeks ago on a new health "streak." I follow goals for total calories consumed, healthy oils, fiber, and protein. That was working well. However, not long after starting, I had to take several all-day and multiple trips, and do ... Read more
Time to take myself seriously.
I've gone on crash diets and healthy diets, successful and unsuccessful. None have lasted more than a a few weeks in the past 8 years or so, but I've put weight back on sometimes slow and steady, sometimes in bursts. I've been exasperated with... Read more
Hanging in there
Moment of truth: I am as heavy and wide as I ever have been outside of pregnancy: 175 pounds with a 40 inch waistline on my 5'4" frame. Even worse, I got winded this week just carrying a box of books. Add this to the previous annoyance of clot... Read more
What I did right.
I started my day eating healthy a healthy breakfast and started a healthy lunch, but I succumbed to the temptation of fresh scones in the house. I was prepared to shrug the day off as a failure, but I decided to track my nutrition anyway. That h... Read more
Well, start fresh again every day. I guess that's all anyone can do anyway, regardless of past success or failure. The only difference the past makes is what we learn from it, and whether we act on that.
OK, so I've had some stresses, who... Read more
To keep feeling better, keep taking care of myself
I resumed counting calories one week ago. More importantly, I resumed exercising an hour a day, and healthy eating, both the types of food I eat and the quantity. I definitely feel better. The first day I lost 2 pounds. Now I know that that is... Read more
For the next 30 days, do one easy activity for 1 to 2 hours per day: walk, bicycle, row, jog
For the next 30 days, eat healthy every day:
about 1 tsp. raw ginger
1 clove raw garlic
at least 2 cups leafy greens
serving of om... Read more
pure and simple
After being tempted by another "get fit quick" scheme I knew my muscles weren't ready for, I am making a renewed commitment to myself:
1. Rebuild my strength and endurance. Walk at least 2 miles every day when my schedule allows. Do at l... Read more
This week I enjoyed reading from Pooh to my 6YO. This is the first chapter book she sat still for. And today she tried to read along at church, an exciting milestone.
Last week I spent most of my free hours helping my father with a family... Read more
Progress on this week's goals.
Bicycle 3x--Done, and it's only day 3! This one works!
Row 1k 5x--Done first day. This one depends a little more on the particular day, when I have to be available and not sweaty!
Avoid sugar--Oops! Not lots of sugar on any day, but... Read more
5 pounds at a time
I just went on a vacation where I finally ate appropriate portions, avoided sugar, and hiked almost every day. The trip lasted 12 days, and the first week I could feel my jeans getting looser, especially in the hips. This was the first time in... Read more
My summer is too busy for routines, but I still find time to eat too much but not enough time to exercise. Time for a strategy session. Next week comes vacation with its own unique challenges--usually it's easier to avoid snacking, but last va... Read more