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Healthy Lifestyle Update


Overall, my first week was successful.  I have either ridden my recumbent bike 3 miles or walked 3 miles or done both.  I have done this everyday except on Saturday and I did not exercise at all that day.

I have consistently been drinking between 3 and 5 bottles of water, daily.  I have cut my coke down to 1 per day (okay, sometimes 2).  I have eaten breakfast (usually a banana) and for lunch I have either had soup, salad, or sauteed vegetables.  For supper, I cook what I normally cook and I either watch my portions or I eat a salad.  I really like salads when it gets warmer outside.  On a plus side, Big Daddy has eaten more salads (yay) and when I was making my big one, Little Man helped me.  He was so enthralled with my method and all the yummies I put on it (a bit of shredded cheese, egg, sunflower seeds, a few bacon bits, and fresh mushrooms) that he *insisted* on eating one too.  He ate it and he LOVED it!  That thrills my soul.  We talk about how eating healthy and clean makes us so big and strong.  I can get 4 out of my 6 kids to eat a salad…still working on the other two.  In the evenings, not every evening, I make hot air popcorn and add 2 T. butter, some garlic, some popcorn flavoring (usually cheddar) and some parmesan cheese.  I usually eat between one and two cups of that, depending on what I had to eat that day.

I am down by 5 lbs. since the beginning of last week.  I know that that is water weight, but it is still good to see the numbers go down instead of remaining stagnant or going up on the scale.  I am hoping this is the week that Big Daddy jumps on the bandwagon with me.  We shall see.

Today, I really didn’t do well…..I did not eat breakfast because I didn’t have time.  I did eat just a 1/2 portion of my Chinese food (Sundays are our Chinese day)….then I did something REALLY bad.  I ate some TGIF’s Cheddar and Bacon chips :/  Even worse, I called Big Daddy to go to the store, for me, and pick them up *sigh*.  Then to add insult to injury, I ate some BallyShannon cheese (FANTASTIC).  I did exercise tonight, but only 3 miles.  I have to realize that even though I just rode the bike for 3 miles, I’m still moving and I’m still making progress.

Baby steps 🙂  Hope everyone else is doing well!


This is our journey of adoption, love, homeschooling and living life to the fullest.....even if we do live in chaos (can't have anyone over syndrome).

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