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2013 Plan

Monday, January 14, 2013

Today is day one of my new healthy lifestyle. I plan to eat healthy, focusing on portion sizes and healthy snack choices.

I took a “break” from Thanksgiving until now – no calorie counting, ate whatever I wanted. I had been trying for so long to lose the regained weight that I felt I needed to take some time and not worry about it at all.

New way of thinking – I’m not “restarting” or “getting back on track”. That way of thinking implies that I failed at weight loss and maintenance. I did not fail. I have done something I have never done before –

I have maintained a 33 pound weight loss for almost 5 years !

I am a success, a winner at weight loss !

Way to Go !

About halfway thru the break I started paying attention to the choices I was making and started recording my snacks and making note of whether I was making healthy meal choices. This is what I discovered –

Most of the time breakfast, lunch and dinner are healthy choices.
I sometimes go overboard in serving sizes, depending on the food.
I also tend to match my portion size to my husband's.
We usually “finish” something up if there’s not much left for leftovers.
My worst food choices are snacks – I lean toward sweets and salts

2013 Healthy Lifestyle Plan

Goal – I want to take off another 7-10 pounds to get to my ultimate goal weight.

Primary Focus –

Choose healthy snacks –

Peanut Butter – 1 serving only
Meringue cookies
Hard boiled eggs

Watch portions – measure if in doubt

Unlimited veggies
Smaller servings than hubby
Do not need to clean your plate
Do not need to finish everything so there’s no leftovers

Persistence is more important than perfection.

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  • SHARON10002
    Just remember tracking your food is vital also. Good plan. emoticon
    1912 days ago
    Great plan, my friend!

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    1924 days ago
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