It turns out, not “grazing” and just making a decision to eat something reasonable if I am hungry isn’t so bad. I wrote down what I was eating using the app “Spark People”. It is pretty neat and the best part…its FREE! Not eating after dinner also ins’t too hard when I actually think about what I am doing. These are such basic changes, but I bet they make a HUGE difference in my life. When I looked at how many calories I actually ate today (just under 1,550), I realized exactly how much I usually eat, a few goldfish here, a veggie stick there, the rest of a PB&J, my own PB&J, 2 skinny cows because I am bored…you get the idea. Mindless eating.
Part deux is actually something I mostly started doing in August. I joined a gym that has childcare. I enjoy running outside, but I now have 3 kids. Pushing a 3-child jogging stroller is just insanity. Not to mention the 3 year olds would hate it. So, better to go to a gym that has nice child care. My goal is to exercise 5x a week. Recognizing I may not be able to do it every week, I will say never less than 3x, because that is doable no matter what is going on, but at least 3x, shoot for 5. Easy peasy:-) We shall see what happens.
I am thinking about how best to track these “changes”. A massive spreadsheet? If I do that, it will seem like work, but at least will be documented…hummm. Maybe that will be my “change” for tomorrow.
until then…I am signing off a better Morgan