Mind and Body Health Changes for the Better!

Monday, June 27, 2011

So I already lost this entry once, let’s see if I can do another one with less fail this time!

Mind changes: emoticon to emoticon

As far as "mental fitness" improvements, things have gotten better at work, and I am glad to see that I am able to function in a much healthier manner. I have started trying to deal with my anxiety as it starts, rather than waiting until it overwhelms me to begin dealing with it, because by that point I've gotten myself so worked up I've ruined my focus. When I feel myself starting to get stressed out, I take a second and close my eyes if I can, and tell myself to "stop" in a calm, firm voice (a mental voice, obviously! lol), repeating until I can focus again. All this stress is because I am still learning a new job, and it will pass with time and experience, and lessens each day as my confidence and competency grows. emoticon

Body Health Changes: emoticon emoticon to emoticon emoticon

I am taking small steps daily to wean myself off the comfort foods I was putting in my body, a few of those changes are:

Instead of a frappe from McDonald’s on the way home from work (which is a whopping 560 calories and 70g of sugar! Yikes!!) I substituted that with:

emoticon Tablespoon of instant coffee, spoonful of Sun Crystals, spoonful of Nutella, ice and 2% milk blended until smooth (228 calories, 10g fat)

Instead of the infamous half pint of cookie dough ice cream (630 calories, 33g of fat!):

emoticon Skinny Cow ice cream sandwich (140 calories, 2g fat)

Instead of Hot n’ Ready pizza from Little Caesars’ (560 calories, 10g sat. fat):

emoticon Flatout bread drizzled with olive oil and baked, spaghetti sauce, part skim mozz cheese, baked chicken breast (429 calories, 10g fat)

Which, an update- Ross is home from his travels, and just having another person to plan into mealtimes really has helped me reign in my unhealthy eating. If I make something unhealthy for myself for dinner, I’m bringing him down with me, and that realization has helped me curb unhealthy choices.

My main "body" focus is getting vegetables back as a main focus in my diet. I was doing really good for so long. I normally have 1-2 salads made of green leaf and romaine lettuce, carrots, green onions and a bit of lite Caesar dressing a day, but I haven’t had one of those in a while.

So I am going to try baby steps, and get myself eating more greens, and up my water consumption to my goal of 64oz.or more per day, and continue substituting bad food choices with healthier ones.
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