Wednesday, January 25, 2012

baby steps...



i know i've blogged about the big changes, the "sea changes", but i think the small changes mean more.

my small changes:


  • putting my fork down between bites.  this allows me to slow down while eating, and to give my stomach enough time to tell my brain that it's full.
  • smaller plates:  it seems silly, but i find that i eat smaller portions if i use a smaller plate.  it's one of those old "diet tricks" that actually works for me.
  • drinking more water.  i spend the money on bottles of "smart water" because it just tastes better to me.  i always feel better when i've drank lots of water during the day
  • drinking less wine.  i like wine.  i like drinking wine after a stressful work day.  i have a hard time going "cold turkey".  so i'm trying to just drink less.  last night i had wine, the night before i didn't.  progress!
  • try new healthy things: i tried soy milk in my coffee today.  it's awesome!  switching from dairy to soy is good for my body.  tonight i'm making tuna steaks.  they might be gross, but i'm going to try a recipe that included sesame seeds & oil.  yum...
  • cut back on unhealthy things:  i love cheese.  and salt.  i don't have high blood pressure, so i've always used salt.  i'm trying to use it less.  cutting back slowly.  same thing with cheese.  i LOVE cheese, but i'm trying to cut back, slowly.  i eat tofu sausage and egg whites most mornings, but on the weekends i have bacon once.
  • throw out the things that are stupid:  sugar free cough drops, mentos, these are things i don't need.  they have gone to the trash.
i love hearing about the stuff everyone is doing.  the 21 day challenge, the juicer, boot camp.  david has been walking on the treadmill in his apartment's gym.  it's great to celebrate our progress!

it's also a real learning experience, trying to do "better", to be healthier, and not always sticking to goals.  i'm trying to own my mistakes, bad judgement, and move forward.  in the past i'd eat some junk food or skip a workout, and then just give up.  now i keep on trying!

p.s. the image of the bronzed baby shoes, brings back memories.  as a child, i was fascinated with mine.  i wanted to find a way to wear those bronze shoes!  LOL

4 comments:

Carol said...

I have a little lamp that my parents had made with my baby shoes on the base. As ruthless as Tom was with getting rid of stuff, he declared "We are keeping that" :)

When I woke up this morning and stretched, my shoulders didn't make all kinds of bad cracking noises. I'm counting that as a small victory!

glittergirl said...

yeah to small victories!

ginny said...

great post! i also have tried to chew more slowly....today i also gave away a cookie i was going to have at lunch! yeah me.

David L. Reynolds said...

Thanks for the mention in your post. It inspired me to finally write a full post of my own... After walking on the treadmill for 30 minutes, of course!