Thursday, January 7, 2010

Some great tips I learned today & kudos to Ruby Tuesdays!

January 7, 2010

So one of the big challenges I'm going to have with keeping to a my healthy eating plan is my dining out every day.  Its taking a little extra planning & thanks to the "My Fitness Pal" app i've been pretty successful so far.  The really amazing part is how easy my waitor today at Ruby Tuesdays made it to eat healthy.  I was lunching with one of my fabo friends who I typically over indulge with but decided to try to be healthy.  I simply asked if they had a menu that showed the nutrition info of their menu.  He immediately went and found one for me & offered suggestions on things that could work for me that would taste good.  The final decision:  Herb Crusted Tilapia, Steamed Broccoli, and Rice.  It was delicious and it filled me up for the whole day!!  The best part was that the waitor was enouraging & helpful.  So awesome! 

I also learned some other great tips today from Dr. Oz on getting back on track after the holidays (or in my case after a long time away from workouts).

1.  Start Walking (CHECK)
2. Go public with your plan (CHECK)
3. Sleep (learned from the caffeine overload how important this one is)
4.  Fool yourself with water, mints, gum, etc when hungry (CHECK)
5. Automate your life/meals (currently doing this for breakfast & its a big help)

It's been 7 days today since I started keeping track of my food intake & have been working out for 5 days.  I'm eating healthy, sleeping, am not feeling hungry or deprived (ok-a little but nothing I cant handle), & have more energy than ever before on a program.  No doubt it's my pink goal & the overwhelming support of those who are in my life.  And a huge perk is that I've dropped 7.8 pounds to date!!!!  I know its mostly water and that weight loss wont continue at that pace, but man it feels GREAT to get a jumpstart like this!!!  I really can see the finish line in the distance!  This is going to ROCK!

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