50 Habits of Thin People: Week 4

Thank you all for your comments last week!! Did you eat more soup, as we did? How are you doing on the previous habits? Have you picked a couple to work on and build as habits?

 

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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7 comments to 50 Habits of Thin People: Week 4

  • Rachel H

    I enjoy ice-cream too! It’s a great idea to have your husband scoop it! There are a lot of healthy options out there too. You can make your own frozen yogurt pops or crush berries and freeze them. Of course if you want convenience you can also purchase Weight Watchers frozen treats or Skinny Cow sandwiches. I have tried all of the above… and have enjoyed all of it! Also, since I work in a office setting I frequently refer to an article called, “29 Exercises You Can Do At (Or Near) Your Desk.” (http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifehack/29-exercises-you-can-do-at-or-near-your-desk.html) Not only is it exercise but it helps me stay awake/alert on slow days like today. :) I’m enjoying your posts… keep them coming!

  • I am a Certified Personal Trainer (degreed and everything!) ;) and one of the number one tips I could give is this: if you want to treat yourself with food, do so. But do so in moderation. It’s okay to have a piece of cake if that is what you consider a treat. Just don’t eat the whole cake. The moment you scold yourself for something you’ve done or “take” something away from yourself, you end up setting yourself up for failure. Anything with the word “diet” in it, just needs to be thrown out the window. As for me, what helps me is a great app called My Fitness Pal. You can track your food and exercise and water all in one app. You can even link up with your spouse or friends to cheer each other on. I’ve tried out a couple different apps similar to this one and this one won out with me.
    Great post, Betsy! :)
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    • I’ll have to check that out – thanks for sharing! Currently I’m using the app Noom some – it keeps track of food and exercise as well. I’m not that great about being motivated to fill it what I eat, but I regularly track my exercise on it!

  • Thanks for sharing these healthy tips! Good reminders for all of us!!! I think my favorite is the reminder that you can do simple chair exercises and that they really are helpfull!!
    Thanks for linking it up @ Creatively Living!

    –Katie

  • Great tips! Thanks for sharing w/ Healthy 2Day Wednesday! Hope to see you back next week!
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