Breaking old habits

Monday, February 27, 2012

Well, Week 3 starts tomorrow! After 14 days, it's time to set new goals.

Goals met so far: healthy breakfast, drinking lots of water, cardio exercise every day, no eating after dinner, avoiding sweets (90% successful)

My main goal for this week is to build consistency.


1. do cardio exercise every day, at least 30 min (try: 60)
2. eat in moderation
3. not overeat during dinner
4. eat nothing after dinner, i.e. avoid late night snacking (only drinks: tea, coffee, cocoa)
5. avoid sweets
6. do some strength training

So, basically, I will continue to do what I've done for the last 14 days and try to make these actions into habits. emoticon
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    My only advice is, if you're really hungry after dinner, let yourself have A snack and not feel guilty about it.
    How to tell? If the idea of eating an apple or a carrot sounds appealing, you're truly hungry, and go ahead and eat that apple (or carrot or celery or whatever veggie or fruit you like). And then stop.

    I also would not 'avoid' sweets, but that's me - I crave what I am not allowed to have (the inner rebel, ha ha). So I allow myself treats...but I have to count them, only as a treat (ie not all the time) and I can only have one serving. I've told myself I'm allowed chips, but only once a week, and just knowing I can have them means that I've been able to resist snacking on them at work for several weeks now.

    That keeps the cravings away and I'm satisfied. But if you're not at a place where you can stop at one, then keep at it. Eating in moderation & not overeating sound like perfectly sensible goals.

    And I love the exercise goal - its more ambitious than mine! I'll have to work hard to keep up with you!
    3355 days ago
    Good luck!
    3356 days ago
    Those sound like great goals! :)
    3356 days ago
  • OOLALA53
    Excellent plan. Not eating after dinner has made a big difference for me.
    3356 days ago
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