Taking a step towards being healthier

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I’m setting a new goal for myself health/food wise. I’ve decided that I need to increase my produce intake. So goal one is to have some kind of fruit or vegetable with every meal and try to have more of that as my snacks as well. My second goal is during the day increase my proteins and decrease my starches.

I know a lot of people will go with a set meal routine or schedule, but I can’t do that. Even when I drank smoothies every morning they were always different. I don’t like having leftovers the next day, I need to have it a few days later. I’m not a true foodie, but I enjoy food and I’m not going to eat the same things over and over.

So, when I went to the store today I got onions, peppers, tomatoes, broccoli slaw, spinach, carrots,clementines, and apples. (we have grapes leftover from last week still) My goal is to have eggs a few days a week. Now for me, eggs means scramblers or frittatas. I like my eggs with more filling than eggs. This will increase my protein and veggies in the mornings.

I’ll continue with my theory of all things in moderation. I can’t cut out sweets all together. I enjoy having pasta, crackers, and other starches. I know me. If I deny myself these things I’ll binge eat them and that’s never a good thing.

I’ll continue my goal of 80-90oz of water a day. I tend to drink a cup of flavored coffee every morning and then drink water the rest of the day. Some days I feel like I forget to drink water. If I make a concerted effort to drink a specific amount, I’ll probably do better with that front.

I am looking to make myself healthier. I keep thinking that once the weather improves I’ll get back to hiking and walking. I have a gym membership, but I am not typically motivated to go to the gym other than on the weekends with Richard. I have in the past done on-line workouts, but I’m not motivated to do that either. I know I need more exercise, but I can’t find the thing I want to do and won’t get a good workout in if I just force myself to do something. So I’ll start with trying to alter my eating and go from there.

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