Thursday, January 7, 2010

Update Week 1

  • Consume a limit of 1 soda per week. I drank NO soda - but did almost crack on my first day when we ate out for lunch. Eating out is always harder - but I wasn't going to set myself up with no wiggle room on Day 1.
  • Do Push-Up's 3xs a week. Done.
  • Walk 2xs a week. 1 done, 1 due tomorrow.
  • Reduce calories and keep food journal. I am doing an okay job of logging my food - not so perfect at keeping the calories (but I guess you can always figure that up later). I usually don't have to do the math - just writing it down creates enough awareness to reduce the munching.
  • Purchase no more than 5 boxes per week. Went on 2 shopping trips (3 stores) - spinach came in a box (doesn't count). Salmon came in a box. Pasta came in a box. Graham crackers. One box meal. So, success!
Random tidbit about me: I can not be trusted with a bag of Baked Lays. Ever.

Have you ever considered the Go Red or Better U program? Great info and great start at getting your heart healthy!

7 comments:

rebecca said...

Have you tried going on www.sparkpeople.com? It's a site that will track your nutrition. I use it and it really helps because you can see where the calories are going and how they are divided by each food you consume. Good luck on your continued progress...

Janet said...

I am in awe of your soda success. I don't seem to do well with that one. Though I only drink 1 most days.

Karen said...

I bought one thing in a box today: whole wheat pasta. I'm liking this new challenge and it really wasn't as hard as I thought it might be!

South Beach Steve said...

Great work with the goals, especially the soda.

I have my fair share of foods I cannot be trusted with too. :-)

Pippa said...

Regina, good going! And your box goal is a truly interesting one! There are foods I can't be trusted with, either. And yay for no soda! I used to be so addicted to cola that I even had it for breakfast. Now I just couldn't care less about it - it's a great thing to release from one's life. Good luck for week 2 of the Perfect 10!

Christy in Seattle said...

Good job on the soda!

Deanna said...

Good job on the soda. I'm addicted to coffee. Soda doesn't tempt me much. You are doing an awesome job. Keep it up! (And stay away from those Lays...)