8-7 diet/exercise update
This should be our 3rd week of increasing our daily movement and our 2nd week of cutting our junk food. I think everyone is beginning to get the hang of this now, except for the heat.
Did anyone see the today show this morning. Susan Powter was on (remember her from the 90's?) encouraging women to move. She had audience members just march in place as a beginning. That is not such a bad idea if you can't get out. She had some of them using steps, just step up and down, raise your arms as you step if you want for extra movement. Tomorrow she will be back with more advise. She is a bit outlandish, but does make some good points. We can all march in place while the commercials are on tv, or for 10 minutes before we quilt and 5-10 minutes every hour or so. The stretching would be nice.
Have we all remembered to leave off our chosen junk food and have an extra water drink instead? I am about lemonaided out now. Think I will change to peach tea for a while now. I have managed to avoid all chips and crackers for the week (except for 6 graham cracker squares while camping).
We will not really start any new challenges for this week, but I would like all of us to try and schedule our meals (or feedings if you prefer) for regular times during the day. I was given the 1200 calorie diabetic diet years ago when I had to lose weight for my blood pressure. I found there was more to eat than I really needed at one time, so saved parts of each meal for a small snack in between my meals. I managed to eat 5-6 times a day so it was never more than a few hours to wait for a snack. The 3 big meals a day just didn't make it for me and it was so much easier to stop eating when I was full if I knew I could get something else in just a "little while".
I hope everyone is pleased with your progress so far, keep up the good work.
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