No weigh in this week. ( I am kind to myself during that time!) However I did get back into the jeans that were so tight after the holidays. Happy Dance!
I walked 3 days this week. Ate much more fiber and fruit and much less refined foods.
I am still dealing with the 3pm slump. Need a nap? Miss my coffee? Want sugar? or all of the above! This is the time we started walking so that should help.
Goals this week are:
- To walk every day and increase the distance. Because of my physical limitations I have to work up slowly. Before I stopped walking I was able to go quite a distance. This weeks goal: To the park and back. Thats 12 blocks round trip.
- Reduce more refined* foods in my diet. ( anything with white flour, sugar, or high in preservatives)
- Work on portion control. I was very good at this before the holidays! I just need to DO it!
- No food after dinner. Night time snacking is big in our house. Popcorn, cheese and crackers, ice cream ect.
*A note on refined or processed foods. Read about it! Knowledge is good! You may find that you are addicted to specific refined foods or like me have allergies and sensitivity to food additives. There is no test for these allergies and nutritionist are slowly beginning to reconize that this type of allergy or sensitivity is a problem. You have to do the research, keep a journal and eliminate foods. I know I am sensitive to MSG and all artifical sweetners,Sulphur dioxide and sodium benzoate, I also react to some nuts because of the perservative. So experiment!
There is also a difference between food intolerence and allergy. Lots to study in this area. Getting to know your body and what makes it function is the best gift you can give yourself!