This past week I focused on making healthy eating choices, I squeezed in a workout twice (not as much as I hoped but two more than last week! Working up to a daily goal.) I got in bed on time most nights, but not all, so I got up on time most days (but not all.) This past week I gave up added sugar (minus my 3tsp in my morning coffee – or some days I had hot tea) and I did really well with that! I’m going to repeat that for a second week.
I’m down a pound and a half from my “starting weight” I listed a couple of weeks ago, down to 188.5 now. =)
I keep talking about making healthy eating choices. So what do I mean by that, huh? Here’s a little bit of what “healthy choices” is to me:
~ sugar and treats and healthy fats in moderation
~ no artificial sweeteners, avoiding processed foods and pre-packaged foods as much as possible
~ lots of fresh fruit and vegetables
~ water, water, water
~ whole grains, lean meats, real food, whole food.
~ lots of cooking from scratch
My favorite breakfasts are plain greek yogurt with fruit and/or granola. Eggs and two slices of bacon and fresh fruit, oatmeal and fruit and whole grain toast, omelets and breakfast tacos, etc.
My favorite lunches are simple: fresh fruit or veggies, cheeses and lean meats and whole grain crackers. I like tuna salad and salads and pretty much anything simple.
Speaking of simple, it’s how I take my snacks, too. Apples and peanut butter, carrots and dip, yogurt and granola, etc.
Suppers are the hardest, because we live in the south, we like good “home-cookin” and my hubby likes his gravy and he’s not crazy about veggies. =) But I make do. I like to make chicken and rice and various stir fry type meals. I try to healthify our southern meals like making porcupine meatballs with brown rice and baking sweet potatoes instead of making mashed potatoes.
I do a lot of things many people don’t really consider “healthy” – like drinking whole milk, and eating butter and real sugar. I wish I was drinking raw milk and making my own butter. =) But moderation is always the key. =)
So that’s how we do it here.
Let’s review those Healthy Habits:
1.) Go to bed and get up on time. – In bed around 11, up at 6:30 a.m.
2.) Start my day with time with the Lord. – About 30 minutes, reading straight through the bible.
3.) Use my food/activity diary with MyFitnessPal.com with my iPod app. – If you want to join me, my username is “mrsamberoliver.” Come find me!)
4.) Drink enough water. – 8 glasses a day or more.
5.) Weigh and measure myself at the beginning of the week. – The goal is to keep an eye on it, not to obsess over it.
6.) Make healthy eating choices. – Choosing healthy foods over less healthy ones, leave the unhealthy things alone.
7.) Be diligent with the kids’ bed routine, story time, prayer time, in bed on time – so that they get enough sleep to be healthy, too!
8.) Go to bed with a tidy house. – This helps the next day get off to a great start!
9.) Add exercise time to the morning. – Working up to 20 minutes every day or almost every day.
10.) No added sugar! – For a week or maybe two, to break that crave and kickstart my weight loss (hopefully.)
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