Friday, July 29, 2011

What Eating Healthy Looks Like

Have you seen the USDA's new MyPlate that replaced the Food Pyramid?  I got a kick out of this version.
Found it here.

       I'm excited to be back on track and in control of my eating and exercise habits.  I'll be sharing more about real food and why you should be eating it.  I'm reading some interesting stuff about the benefits of eating raw food that I'll be posting soon.

       If you're looking for a plate to teach your kids (or to remind yourself of) what eating healthy looks like, I still recommend Amy's plate.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Sacrifice to be Healthy

     Prioritize, Plan and Sacrifice.  That’s what it takes to get healthy. And, since it’s my blog and I can do what I want, I’m going to skip right to Sacrifice.

     If you want to be healthy you’re going to have to make some changes.  You have to be willing to give up a few things.  Maybe you’ll give up sleeping in or Diet Pepsi.  Maybe you’ll give up desserts or an hour of computer time.

     I gave up Coke.  I gave up junk food.  I sacrificed time & money to join the gym.

     I also gave up feeling fat, tired and frustrated.  I gave up size 10 jeans.  (I sent a whole box of them to charity.)  I gave up feeling bad about myself.  It feels good!

What are you willing to sacrifice?