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To stay healthy and lose weight

Saturday, May 26, 2012

In my journey so far these are the things that I am doing to stay healthy and lose weight. I will update this list as I learn more from my research and experience.

- Track my calories every day and stay within my range
- Never eat a carb alone. Always eat a carb with a protein
- Eat over 50% of every meal as raw foods
- No alcohol
- Consume meat or animal protein only once or twice a month
- Drink half my weight in ounces of water every day
- Take a multivitamin, iron, glucosamine chondroitin 2x day; calcium, Vitamin D and an aspirin 1x day; and B12 every other day
- Get my blood tested every few months to ensure that all of my levels are normal while I am making changes to my body
- Walk before each meal for 10-15 minutes just to tell my body we will be using this food for energy now and not to store on my rear for later
- Work out in AM doing 45 min cardio/45 min strength 6x week w/core every day, alt legs/arms
- Ice knees after every workout
- Track all fitness on Sparkpeople (workouts, steps, strength)
- Bike pedal exerciser under my desk
- Sit on a Yoga Ball at work as my work chair
- Wear a pedometer
- Play tennis with my husband for fun fitness
- Bike ride with my husband for fun fitness
- Take the stairs at work at least once a day (10 flights)
- Participate in the Global Corporate Challenge
- Participate in challenges on Spark People
- Watch cable and web programming and documentaries that expands my knowledge on food, fitness, water, environment, chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, toxins, and cancer

More to come...

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  • MELJONES3478
    I know this is an old posting, but I really like how you broke everything down! It gave me some fresh ideas on things I can improve on . Thanks!
    1737 days ago
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