Hi everyone. I am doing pre planning for my usual New Years resolution.
My new idea is that I should have my habits in place , starting now.. Eg I will get in the habit of tracking my food even if I am tracking really really off diet foods.
I will get in the habit of tracking and doing exercise, even if I only exercise by standing up and sitting down once during. a commercial. Well standing up once is on a really busy day. And applaud myself for doing it!! And track it.
I figure I should be setting up the habits I will need so that when I start on new year I won’t have the hassle of deAling with the above, they will be habits, I will just have to work with the food issues.
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3/4/19 1:51 P
Palm oil has been used by many different cultures for many years. There are studies that do show that it may help reduce the risk for heart disease.
However, there is a difference between the palm oil used in say Malaysia, India or Africa and the palm oil used in the US. The palm oil that is cited in studies is unrefined. The palm oil used in products like my beloved Reese's Peanut Butter Cups is highly refined. The highly refined palm oil has no health benefits. Which is why I'm giving up any product that uses it.
I read a lot of ingredients labels over the weekend. No more Oreo cookies. No more Nutella spread. No more chocolate dipped pretzels.
In short, by giving up highly refined palm oil, I am significantly reducing my intake of highly refined food products. Not a bad thing.
And MLAN is correct. Palm plantations of contributed to the deforestation of rain forests. So, if I do have a product with palm oil, it must be sustainable as well as unrefined.
Edited by: ARCHIMEDESII at: 1/7/2019 (09:22)
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24,382 1/7/19 6:34 A
I haven't really set a resolution, but I have set a goal for myself. I am no longer eating products made with palm oil or palm kernel oil.
What products have palm oil ? LOTS and I was shocked how many food products do use it. It's a cheap vegetable oil that many companies use instead of say higher costing oils like extra virgin olive oil, sesame oil, peanut oil, etc.
No more Reese's Peanut Butter Cups for me. they have palm oil. I'm not giving up chocolate. It means I buy better quality chocolate that's free trade, non GMO. they cost extra, but I'm doing this for my health.
By removing products with palm oil from my diet, I'm reducing the amount of highly processed foods I eat. which wasn't bad, but needed improvement.
For the first 100 days of the year (through April 10) do things in 100s each day. Do 100 pushups/100 crunches, etc. Read 100 pages. Take 100 pictures. Take out 1 bag of clutter (100 bags by April 10). Add new 100s as I think of them.
The candy bar! It's taunting me!
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1/3/19 10:29 A
My goal is to lose 25lbs in 2 years (end of 2020).
I will start by cutting out mindless snacking. I will eat enough, that is reasonable portions, I won't overeat. I will watch my fluids, sodium, phosphate, potassium & protein intake bcoz I am on dialysis, my life depends on my self control. I will strive to attain at least 10k steps at least 4 days a week. If outdoor exercise is not possible, I will exercise indoors using youtube videos.
I will measure my goal mainly by measuring myself. I will be satisfied when my waist is 27 to 28 inches and my belly fat is gone.
My main challenge is my diet. I will have to make sure I eat within my calorie & macro allowance. I will post progress reports fortnightly.
I want to finally look good in my clothes and be a healthier & more attractive me!
I will aim to reach my goal by 31/12/2020 The halfway mark will be 31/12/2019 I aim to lose an lb a month. But if I am heavier bcoz I gained muscle, I will measure myself instead.
Can you make these into SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely) goals?
For example, I have a goal to lose 10 pounds by March 31, 2018. It is a SMART goal for the following reasons:
Specific: 10 pounds by 03/31/2018 Measurable: 10 pounds Attainable: Yes! It's within healthy weight loss limits and based on my body's slowness to release weight. Relevant: Yes, it is because I want to feel good about myself and run faster. Timely: Yes because I set a date by which I want to reach my goal.
Here is an article that may help you, Elaine, and maybe others set realistic goals. It even has a printable PDF that you can print and use.