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It's not that hard to live that well

Friday, February 08, 2008

My friend's band has a song called "it isn't easy to live that well." I was just thinking, it's not that hard to eat that well. I know it's taken almost a year, but it's now really easy to incorporate enough fiber into my diet. I had to do a fiber challenge with my friend, but after that it is almost like not even thinking about it. I did a 5 fruits and veggies a day challenge with myself, and now I get 7-8 fruits and veggies in. It's really important to recognize how these things make you feel. You could eat a 100 calorie snack like a cookie, but eating 100 calories worth of grapes will make you feel good and keep you fuller longer. A year ago I never would have thought that I would want a cup of broccoli for a snack. Now I don't even want the cheesy broccoli for a snack because it doesn't fill me up as much as just plain broccoli! This is madness, madness.

I'm looking forward to a healthy weekend and staying on my weight-loss track. I want to lose 10 pounds in the next 5 weeks, before I go to Austin, so I'm really going to be focused for the next month.

Last night I went out to dinner at a Korean BBQ restaurant. Surprisingly, it's not that bad for you. You grill your own meat and wrap it in lettuce. I split the ice cream with friends at the end, and the sides were all veggies. Unfortunately, I had two cookies and a piece of pizza when I came home. WTF?! It was 11 pm, I should have just gone to bed! Sigh. Still have a ways to go, I guess.

I'm making up for it today by having veggies all day, vegetable soup for lunch, and I think eggs for dinner.

Happy Friday!
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  • no profile photo CD318156
    As one of my favorite matras read...Aim for progression, not perfection. Knowing that most of us have fallen off the wagon every now and then affirms that we are human. BUT, the bigger lesson you have taught us is that you get right back on as soon as you can...now that is what I call living!

    Thanks for sharing!
    Nancy
    4815 days ago
  • MELISSAP74
    Hey, you know, you're great. Lol. I laughed out loud when I read your post. It is madness, how much your wants change. But at least you can tell that you are changing!
    You're doing great!
    M
    4815 days ago
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