IMHO, I think Spring is a great time to set healthy eating plan goals because:
- No major eating holidays
- Warmer weather is on the way, so you'll want to bare more skin soon
- Better temps also encourage outdoor activities
- The produce section selection starts to improve - more good eats to pick from!
I did all of the above. As I came dangerously close to my weight limit (which is sadly similar to the Debt Ceiling--every time it's close, we raise it a little) Unlike the government, I decided to do something about it.
Phase 1: I started by setting actual hard limits on my snacking and substituted more natural choices.
Results: For the first week, this worked out well. Due to work, family problems, and baseball season, I was forced to make some schedule changes and fell off the wagon which proceeded to run me over a couple of times... Quick drive-thru dinners save lots of time, but are horrible for a good eating plan.
Overall, I lost two pounds. yeah.
I still consider myself in Phase 1 until I master it for three weeks (when it becomes a habit!) But I want to add a little more to it, so I'll call it Phase 1b.
Phase 1b: snack limit & natural choices, plus walk the dog at least once a week.
|this is me BEFORE|
Unfortunately, the rebellious teenage years usually undoes all the good they learned. But that's another story...
Anyhoo, unless I think of a spectacular idea for a post, I'm going to keep updating you on my progress. Talking about it helps! If you want to join me, please feel free! Misery loves company! But don't expect any pictures - I'm not that brave and I don't have enough confidence in myself to see much of a difference... Argh! I guess losing my negative attitude might help!
Good luck to us!