July 18th - after a week's lapse

Thursday, July 18, 2013

It's been almost a week since I last wrote - which contradicts my goal of keeping myself focused by writing about my experiences trying to RE-LOSE about 30 pounds.

Aargh! Angst! Is this part of the reason for my lack of success?

The BEST thing that has happened to me in the last month is my renewed commitment and participation in regular, planned exercise. I've been consistently going to a nearby membership-based athletic club where I follow a trainer-developed strength routine at least twice a week, and by attending a water aerobics class three times a week.

I feel stronger and more physically "fit" already. I was pleased when the water aerobics instructor saw me doing some work on a short balance beam today, and "invited" me to attend her circuit class (machines interspersed with cycling.) I will add that to my "routine" next week! I like that I have plans for MORE exercise!

Overall, I think my attitude is better; albeit, my habits of eating are pretty inconsistent!

My topic to ponder: How can I take the positive changes that I've seen in my level of exercise/activity, and apply those thoughts/actions to my food-to-mouth routines!???
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    I'll leave you with a couple of ideas that have worked for me.

    For me, it's easier to add something healthy than to give something up. And by adding something healthy, I'm more likely to naturally give up something else without actually thinking about it. If you add vegetables, you add lots of health benefits without a lot of calories. I eat raw carrots a lot, because I like the crunch. Also raw red peppers and broccoli florets. I start my day with a salad for breakfast. I try to get 3-4 servings of vegetables at every meal. Beans add lots of protein and fiber to keep me full. And a little secret...if you eat a lot of vegetables, you will have tons of energy!

    Another thing I do is cut out the snacks. For me, it's harder to stop eating than not to start in the first place - so if I only eat 3 meals a day, then I only have to stop eating 3 times. I can have larger meals, and just wait 4-6 hours between meals.
    1767 days ago
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