Follow my journey for the next 90 days as I try to make healthy food choices for myself- and my family- one step at a time.
Monday, October 4, 2010
Day 34- First Month- Let's Review
I am more than a month into my little experiment of trying to make more healthy food choices. So far I have bought farm-fresh eggs. Given up Fast Food (yes, I have had Wendy's once and Burger King once for breakfast- it was not very tasty.) I shopped at Whole Foods (really expensive) and Trader Joe's (more fun). I avoided high-fructose corn syrup- although this is a work in process. I gave up Diet Coke and my headaches subsided- but I still crave a cold icy glass often. I weighed in every Tuesday and I have not seen the scale move much. I started The Biggest Loser 30-Day Jumpstart (but I have not been very consistent.) I picked apples, shopped at local farms, and ate grass-fed beef. Someone asked me if I felt loads better and truthfully I don't feel any different. Maybe because I have not been completely consistent. And maybe because this is still a process. I do know my cholesterol levels have come down (I have also been taking a fish oil supplement.) For the next month of the journey, I want to focus on being more consistent with exercise and looking at incorporating more of the Food Rules. I'm also planning a give-away contest coming up soon.
One thing that has been difficult is the cost of buying "better" food. Other than produce being rather inexpensive during the summer months, other healthy foods are quite a bit more expensive. And it is so much more time-consuming to cook from scratch! It's way easier to get carry-out or make Hamburger Helper (which is so gross in my opinion). But it takes a lot of time and effort and planning to cook healthy meals. (OK end of whining.)
Leave a comment to let me know how you are doing- I would like to hear from you!