My husband and I have continued walking for 45 min, though we haven’t gotten to it everyday this week (our schedules haven’t matched up as nicely – he’s been working more). I’m still very proud of us! Last Friday evening we even walked to Bible Study at 7pm and home from Study at 10pm!! (it was a 13 min walk there and 13 min walk back)
We’ve been using smaller plates for our meals. I think that helps so much because you eat less, but get the same satisfaction! I indulge in ice cream every once in awhile, but since I love it so much, I have my husband dish it up for me. He can easily give me a reasonable amount in a small bowl that I’m satisfied with!! We both chose a quart of holiday specialty ice cream right before Christmas – I still have almost half of mine left!
I originally got my inspiration for this series from 50 habits of naturally thin people. The next few habits are from that article:
7. Add some protein The more you eat earlier on, the less you eat as the day wears on, research has shown. So after your cereal, add a hard-boiled egg or a part-skim mozzarella cheese stick to keep you feeling full — and away from that pre-lunch brownie. Saves 200 (or more)
8. Try a simple chair workout
Dips: If your chair has wheels, brace it against something. Facing forward, place palms on the front edge of the seat with knees bent at a right angle. Lower butt toward the floor; raise and repeat for two sets of 10. Tones triceps. Burns 10
Lifts: Seated in a chair with your back straight and your feet on the floor, squeeze knees together and gently bring them toward your chest. Do two sets of ten. Strengthens abdominals. Burns 10
9. Think about your drink Consider beer or wine instead of a frozen drink: A glass of regular beer has 140 calories and a serving of wine has 126 calories, while a strawberry daiquiri has about 300 and a margarita 340. Saves 150-200
How about you? What healthy habits have you started? What habits do you want to start? Please share in the comments!!! I would love to have your feedback!!
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