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A step in a healthier direction

Posted on: May 31, 2012

I know very few that do not dread the Doctor’s office scale. Always that “it can’t be possibly right”. Lets subtract for this or that when really it’s close enough and often a tiny slap in the face. The denial of that number has become a part of life but only the acceptance will change it for the better. So my wake up call for me is that number being back where I started before I did numerous hours of diet and exercise last year into the beginning of this year. It creeps up so fast but it’s time for it to go. So the beginning to my plan for the day.

  • Taking my lunch instead of buying it at work. This is a biggie because even if what I make is not a low calorie meal I’m willing to bet whatever looks good, decide to eat when I’m there, and huge portion size is a ton more calories then it would have been.
  • Found a way to flavor water and add some health benefits on a blog so today I’m going to try it. Its filtered water, 1 lemon, 3/4 of a large cucumber, dried mint, and ginger spice. This is a tweak from what is originally in the recipe due to lack of ingredients in the store I bought everything from. Looking forward to see how this tastes. Wish me luck …. To try the original recipe I got it from http://northcarolinacharm.blogspot.com/2011/10/sassy-water.html
  • A big bowl of fruit. I mixed some grapes, watermelon, and strawberries and will take it for snack to try to keep me full and out of the vending machine

This is the plan but my main goals for the day are:

  • No diet pepsi. This is a biggie for me. Even though it’s diet this is what I drink all day instead of water so for today at least its cold turkey on the diet pepsi. Will keep the caffeine down and me trying the new water I made.
  • No eating when I get home. I work a long day and often times I find myself eating at 11pm at night. Eating that late can’t be good when I go to bed shortly after and typically it’s something sweet which is a double whammy.

I’m feeling good and hopeful that I can do this. I think I can I think I can ……

3 Responses to "A step in a healthier direction"

I would love to interview you for a health & fitness blog if you are up for it? Please email me at thisischeriroberts@yahoo.com

Thanks but I’m just trying to get a handle on things for now.

No worries! Keep up the good work!

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