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Nutrisystem week 17 check in…
Actually got out and burned some calories the last week or so. We’ve been going on walks with the kiddos after dinner, headed up to the park around the corner. Wish the results had been better, but a pound is a pound, right? Down to 223. Gosh, the last 6 weeks have seemed to go on forever, but positive is positive, pretty black and white if you ask me. I know I keep saying it, but this isn’t a race, it’s a lifestyle change as much as anything. A different way of thinking about food.
I thought about something recently that had never crossed my mind before. The way I had been eating was something close to a food addiction. Mind you, I’m athletic, used to lift a lot of weights, and have always “carried” my weight well. Never before had I made a conscious effort to pay attention to what I was actually eating. I couldn’t have told you what an acceptable caloric intake was, couldn’t have told you how many carbs were acceptable every day, and certainly wouldn’t have known how much of what you ate could affect your digestion and metabolism. I guess when you’re constantly busy, you don’t need to think about such menial topics if it doesn’t affect your body image.
I feel like this whole process has not only made me a more educated eater (and consumer), but has actually changed my outlook. What you eat can affect your mood. Yes. Your mood. My employees have actually told me that since I’ve started losing weight I seem happier. Really? Yep. Thinking back, the biggest change of all has been the addition of….. drumroll….. breakfast! I’ve got some fuel in the mornings, not just caffeine. “Most important meal of the day” is not just a moniker apparently. I’ve got a new-found love for oatmeal and muffins that have words like “bran”, “blueberry”, and “banana” in them. Even when I was younger, much younger, and in phenomenal shape, I hardly ever ate “the most important meal of the day”, heretofore known as “Breakfast”.
Moral of this story ladies and gentleman….. understand what you’re putting in your body. But most importantly, understand that WHAT you’re putting in your body CAN and WILL affect EVERY part of your life. Wow….
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