I have been eating well and exercising consistently the last couple of weeks! I've completely recovered from my Thanksgiving weight gain! In fact, I weigh a pound less today than I did on Thanksgiving! Yea!! It feels so wonderful "bucking the trend" by losing weight over the Holidays! It's not easy, but if it were easy... everyone would do it. ;)
I have been surfing the web for articles on how to avoid holiday pounds, but all their "advice" is no brain'er stuff to me. Eat raw veggies, be active, yada-yada-yada... We know it!
But then I snuck over to the Men's Health pages where I got some new ideas!
I liked the writing style they used to address a male audience. The over all tone of the articles were like "Get off your lazy ass and start getting healthy!" I liked it more than the "maybe you should eat more vegetables" approach, but that's just my preference. ;)
Wow, the days are just FLYING by! 2006 will be over in the blink of an eye!
Soon many people will make the classic New Year's Resolution to "Lose Weight." Sadly, most will "give up" by Valentine's Day (and blame the chocolates!).
The real goal to make for 2007 is to just "Live Healthier." (And NEVER give up Chocolate!!!)
Only focusing on your weight is stressful! And being stressed makes most of us turn to high-calorie "comfort foods." These foods often make getting on the scale the next time even MORE stressful! NOT GOOD!!! You have to break FREE from that cycle!!!
Try making a few healthy changes instead, like...
Drink more water!
Switch to whole grain wheat products for bread and pastas.
Stop eating deep fried foods.
Start keeping a food journal.
Be more Active.
If you are already active, add 10 more minutes to your workout.
Start weight training.
I list many more ways to sneak healthiness into your life on my tips page.
Remember, as long as you continue to live healthy, eventually you will be healthy!
Last night Aaron and I went out for supper. I ordered a chicken breast and some "steamed broccoli." Safe right?
Well... the broccoli tasted like it had been soaked in a brine for weeks, then boiled in salt water, then topped with extra salt to make sure it killed any offending vegetable-ness it may of have had left.
Salty food makes me puff up like a blowfish, so needless to say I was up 2.5 pounds this morning. This was extra frustrating since I had just got back to my Pre-Thanksgiving weight the day before...
Oh well! I'll get over it soon! I am drinking LOTS of water and I ate 1700 calories today. I also biked! :)
Tomorrow night I am going over to my mom's to help with Christmas baking. :) I should be safe. Saturday is the Family Christmas with my Mom's Side... I am supposed to make a dish to pass... I still have no ideas on what to bring... EEK!
I might just grab one of those veggie or fruit trays on my way there! :)