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If somehow you have strayed and have been nibbling a bit of this and/or that--NOW is the time to say "WHOA!!" The big holidays have passed and "they say" that whatever you are doing on New Year as the clock strikes 12 is how you'll spend your year. That makes NOw a good time to get back on track and your focus will have you on a healthy eating track as the new year becomes this year.
I need to be on crutches for 1 wk and in a knee brace for 2. Instead of giving up, I decided to find the +'s: great upper body workout, I can still go to Curves, just modify the workout, can still box on Wii, but need to be seated. Find a positive in each situation & let it be your motivator!
Instead of buying a head of lettuce and bunch of spinach that will go bad before one or two people can use them up - I buy a little of each off the salad bar (3-4 days worth of greens for my sandwiches for just a few cents)!
"Each workout is like a brick in a building, and every time you go in there and do a half-ass workout, you're not laying a brick down. Somebody else is." - Dorian Yates, six-time Mr.Olimpia
When eating ANYTHING, take smaller bites. Make each bite just large enough to "taste" the food and chew. You will get more enjoyment out of what you are eating and your meal will last longer which will allow your body to signal that you are full and help to prevent you from eating as much.
Puffy, red, and hot skin? a few quick tips to turn it down:
Sometimes when I have a bad eating day, it's tempting to just not log it. Why bother? I know that I went over my goals! But I have found that logging the bad stuff helps me to get it off my chest, and then I can move forward and get back on that wagon that much quicker.
I recently went through a funk, and didn't have the spark I'd started with 5 mos. ago. I thought this was a feeling that would return on it's own. THEN, I realized that determination is not a FEELING that comes over me, it's a DECISION! Once I consciously decided to just DO IT, well, here I am!