Using that BodyMedia device was eye opening! Holy cow! How much chocolate had I been eating? A LOT more than I ever thought!
Once I started using it and having to log whatever I ate, I didn’t eat chocolate… well, hardly any chocolate! Every time I was in my office or walked by my pantry at home and was tempted to grab one little candy bar or Hershey’s kiss, I thought to myself “do you really want to log that?”, and then I would pass it up.
If I had worked out a decent amount that day and really, really wanted it, I would have it. But, then again, if I had worked out a lot, I didn’t really just want to waste calories on a piece of chocolate sometimes. So, here’s a negative…I was eating too much chocolate. And the positive is, I have learned that I don’t really need chocolate as much as I did before. Now I like snacking on sugar snap peas and carrots and cucumbers! Yeah, seriously!
And that would be my next new positive habit! Eating vegetables! I even got my kids to eat more vegetables! My husband? Not so much. We tried. He’s not into it. When he sees how amazingly healthy I become, maybe he will change his mind. Maybe I’ll start using that “Deceptively Delicious” cookbook I bought a few years ago and hide the veggies in things. Which leads me to my next negative…
I don’t cook enough. It is probably way way easier to eat healthy when you make things yourself. I wouldn’t have to Google my take out meals for calorie count or scan the Panera menu calorie listings then. I just have not really gotten into cooking. I’m trying harder lately, though!
Oh, one more negative that I’ve been working on: my fluid intake! I used to drink two cups of coffee and maybe one glass of water a day! That used to be it! I’ve been trying to chug water and G2 Gatorade now, though. I think I actually feel a difference. I just have to make sure I don’t wet my pants when I get busy at work and forget to make time to run to the bathroom! Eeek!
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