The biggest difference is feeling sluggish. Not good.
I indulged way too often in my old favorite drink Diet Dr Pepper.
Yes, we ate this. Enough said.
We also made some of these...
I cannot stress enough how much dropping refined sugars from my diet
made such a positive difference. It is not worth eating it in the long run.
Here's a list of what I ate that was unhealthy during the last six weeks.
Olive Garden, Outback, Chili's, Melting Pot, Ruby Tuesday and Mexican.
Also my favorite sushi (Due to the extra sodium that I get with the soy)
Love them all but I cannot indulge and lose. I think I would have to
run a marathon every week to compensate and that is not happening.
Heath Bar Coffee ice cream, cupcakes, pumpkin pie, whipped cream
breakfast orange rolls, mashed potatoes, prime rib, pasta dishes.
We said we were celebrating. The Holidays, my hubs birthday
in November and various other occasions kept coming up.
Do unhealthy foods really have to join the party?
I got what I deserved. I knew what I was doing and I'm over it.
I'm moving back to my healthy lifestyle all over again.
I'm excited about it!
It feels *great* to exercise and eat well!
I don't follow any particular structured diet plan.
I watch my portion sizes carefully. I always eat dinner and
I do not eat after a certain cut off time at night. This is key.
We will be eating a variety of fresh fruits and veggies.
When you don't eat extra sodium and sugars food tastes *real*.
Try it. You will know what I mean in a few short days.
I will always be drinking plenty of cold H2O. Yum!
In the long run no major harm was done. My B/P is still fine.
To continue eating that way was not a good idea though.
Exercise will be starting again now. I'm back to walking, running and
our Bowflex weight machine. Do you have any work out ideas for me?
I hope I helped to inspire some of you with my honesty.
It wasn't easy to admit I had fallen back into my old bad habits.
I'll let you know how it goes with my healthy changes once again.
~A Simple Health Guide~
1. Drink plenty of water. 2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince
and dinner like a princess. 3. Eat foods that grow on trees or plants.
4. Live with energy, enthusiasm and empathy. 5. Sleep 8 hours nightly.
6. Practice yoga, meditation & prayer. 7. Sit in silence 10 minutes a day.
~A Simple Life Guide~
1. Do the right thing. 2. The best is yet to come.
3. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
4. However good or bad a situation is it will change.
5. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
6. Your inner most is always happy, so be happy.
7. God heals everything.
*All the best to you and yours in 2011.*
What are your resolutions or mottos?
Happy New Year blog friends!