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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Baby Steps!!!

Trying to get back on track from some very bad eating habits....well, let's just say it isn't easy.  But...I've decided to just take baby steps.  A blogging friend, Ms. Donna, at Comin' Home, and also at Gettin' Thin Together posted a list of "diet rules" several months ago and they had kind of been stuck somewhere in my head.  Recently, I looked them up...printed them off....and hung the list on the fridge.  

·   Rule 1:   Don’t eat after 7:30 p.m.
·   Rule 2:   Exercise 30 minutes a day
·   Rule 3:   Drink lots of water
·   Rule 4:   Switch to Low-fat Dairy
·   Rule 5:   No EMOTIONAL EATING
·   Rule 6:   Ask Am I REALLY HUNGRY? 
·   Rule 7:   No Soda
·   Rule 8:   No Alcohol
·   Rule 9:   No fried foods
·   Rule 10: No trans fats
 I like these rules....because they are simple and easy to follow!!!  I can already tick off several of them....but plan to incorporate the others into my daily life....taking baby steps!!!  I know me....and if I try an "all or nothing" approach....then, it just ain't a gonna work!!!  Since I can already mark off Rule #4, #8, and #9 (for the most part) ....this week my goal will be no eating after 7:30 in the evening....and to drink lots of water
 (weight divided by 2=ounces per day).

Now....that Rule #7 is gonna be the killer....
....how in the world will I go without a Diet Mountain Dew?!?!?
Can you say....withdrawals!!!
;-)

How about you?
Do you have a game plan to get back on track?
I would love to hear some of your "tricks"....
....and also any "treats" you might want to share!!!

Hope you have a wonderful Thursday!!!

In HIS Most Precious Love....and with mine!!!




5 comments:

  1. I like your plan. #7 is defiantly a killer in my book. I have made a promise to get fit this year.I have not made a plan yet but I am sure going to try.

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  2. These are good ones! I don't know why something so simple as drinking water is so difficult for me, but it and emotional eating are probably two of the toughest for me.

    Portion control is also really an important one for me--knowing what a "serving" is and trying to abide by it...

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  3. On the top of my 2012 calendar, the month of January in huge bold letters: "Going Green Going Raw 1 2 3 Exercise"....the exercise portion is the booger for me for my time is so consumed and when I finally arrive home at the end of the day, I'm pooped out ....let us pray for one another to find the strength and determination to not yield to the weak points within ourselves as we head out for a new "us".

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  4. This is a great list. My #1 thing for loosing weight is small meals. Eating like 6 times a day but snacks and small meals. That way you don't get super hungry and eat a lot. It also helps your metabolism.

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  5. I found (was lead to) this sight and found a whole new perspective on weight loss.

    http://www.takebackyourtemple.com/

    Plus another blog friend showed me a video where the man broke 30 minutes of exercise into 3/10 minute segments. Now I exercise for just 10 minutes before breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Works great for me!

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