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It's the little things.

Sunday, July 08, 2012

So my last blog was me trying not to flip out about me being out of my maintenance range. (Yup - that was a flip-out blog....see how evolved I have become? LOL)

Well, as per my usual, getting back on track was easy enough...don't get me wrong, it was filled with dontwanna's and whaaaa-I-really-could-go-for-t
hats....but I just wanted everyone to know HOW I get back on track....geez....I talk about it enough, but I don't think I ever explained HOW.

So here it goes:
1 - drink that water. Like a fish. No excuses.

2 - get rid of the alcohol (for the time being - wean back on that until a special occassion - like my anniversary coming up - I can wait until then to imbibe a bit)

3 - cut the cheese. emoticon Pardon me! But all joking cheese REALLY necessary on my ham sandwich? No....not really, there, fat and calories cut in a second.

4 - bump up the freggies - yup, all of mine a cut up and ready to eat in the fridge for the WHOLE FAMILY to enjoy together before they rot away and we lose money because we didn't eat them.

5 - refrain from my chips (oh...and some of you know how much I lovem my chips now!) emoticon See all that fruit in the fridge? Eat that instead! (but I will admit, a sneak of a chip or two does occur off of my kid's plate...hey, I'm human!)

6 - make better choices at meals overall - this includes family get togethers...and yes, we had 2 since I got back to re-Sparking, and there were better choices to make, so I made them...(ie, choosing the turkeyburger instead of the big bad bacon-cheddar burger from the butcher saved me 400+ calories that meal alone) and also, bring your own stuff to the party - fresh blean bean corn salsa for example...or fruit salad...or a new salad of your own making....and then mix it up and do it for your own family at home, why wait for a party!?!?!

7 - Track your nutrition!!!!!!!!!
- - -Measure a few things here and there too - to relearn what a cup and half cup look like...and weigh a few pieces of meat to really see what 3 ounces of chicken or steak looks will be shocked at how big a portion really is!

8 - and of course....get moving!!! and track that fitness!!!
- - - Since I last tracked exercise, Spark revamped the fitness tracker and I LOVE IT!!! I always thought the calorie burn from strength training alone was something that was missing and I guess someone at the SparkOffice figured that out too....probably from Spark people suggesting it! (We are a pretty smart bunch, after all!)

So this is what I've been up to since the 3rd of July (yes, the 3rd...why wait until after the 4th like everyone else? I made better choices on the 4th because of this mindset.

And it IS a mindset. Like Nike says, "Just do it."

So do it....and remember it's the little things that add up over time....that and a truck load of patience.
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    OMG!!! You always know what I need to hear. So I am attempting to get back on track with my exercise, Food & Water. Thanks for sharing how you get back on track. I can use this as a great way to help me stay focused.

    3155 days ago
    Oh how I needed this......I know I need to get back to eliminating certain things AGAIN from my diet....being I am not at my goal weight. Why do I think I have play time. UGH emoticon

    Thanks Annie
    3155 days ago
    Yes, you are so right!
    3156 days ago
    Thanks for the encouragement. Congrads on your success so far.
    3157 days ago
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