I know, I know...this is craziness. It's the 7th of the month and this is pretty much my third post for the year. In all seriousness, I've got some time on my hands between days off, snow days, and having a 24 hour bug....so lucky y'all...y'all get a lot of me. Please try and keep your cheering to a minimum.
If 2013 was all about getting
my exercise groove on, 2014 shall be about making healthy(ier) food
choices. What brought this on, you ask? I think that it was a over dose
of rich holiday foods, coupled with stress eating while preparing for my
final. (I didn't go hog wild, I still managed to loose a little bit.) I
just went into 2014 feeling sluggish, bloated, weighed down, a bit
emotionally down, and more anxiety than normally experience.
Time to cut out some of the crap. Notice I said SOME of the crap? It goes right back into my previous post.
Now not only will I be eating less, I'll be eating MORE quality. I look
at it this way: I'm not making this adjustment with the PRIMARY thought
of losing weight - I've already proven that I can lose weight the way I
was doing things - but to be healthier; and if you look at my reasons
for wanting to lose weight, not dying unnecessarily young was one of the
big two. I'm going to go ahead and draw a correlation between eating
healthier and not dying. Makes sense, right?
How do I
plan to go about doing this? First big one: continue the moderation
thing. If I try to cut out everything, I WILL BINGE AND FALL TO PIECES.
I have to be mindful as not to go whole
hog and make all these healthy food chances. My husband should be
allowed to eat what he wants to eat. Just because I'm doing this doesn't
mean he has to do this. This is not how our marriage works.
my plan. It's my goal to focus on two major elements: cut back on
caffeine and healthy snacks (that can also be mini meals for work and
class days). Thus leaving dinner time for more wiggle room. GENIUS!!!!
particularly cokes is my Achilles heal. I figured it was playing into
three health issues I'd been having recently and was told to cut back
on: 1) heartburn, 2) digestive issues as a result of having my gall
bladder removed and 3) anxiety. I won't cut out all caffeine, but I will
cut WAY back. Yesterday I brewed some iced green tea - I know there's
still caffeine in there, but there's a lot less than what I normally
drink...plus you can't ignore the health benefits - tomorrow I plan on taking a trip to David's Tea to get some nice fruity herbal options, and also reacquaint myself with the Polar Seltzers. That's my caffeine cut back plan.
As for healthy snacks, I was very inspired by this list.
My plan is to go down the list from top to bottom, three a week. I'll
skip anything that is too complicated to make easily and quickly, as
well as those that I know I just won't like. These snacks can also
double as small meals for me to eat at work or something quick and
portable that I can eat right before my class. I'm taking A&P
this semester, BTW.
So that's the healthy eating plan
for 2014. Have any of you made changes like this, lovely readers? If
so...how did it work out for you? Anyone with these changes on the
horizon? If so...how can we help keep one another motivated?