I also cut a lot of sugar's, salt and processed foods from my diet. The only packaged foods I tend to eat is fat free Greek yogurt, Almond Milk and Whole grain breads. For my "cheats" I occasionally use honey if I want something sweet. Also 80% dark chocolate
So still Kinda healthy. I do believe in indulging when the need to eat bad foods strike. Better to eat it it while still in control, Then when ravenous for it.
Wow! I'm thrilled other folks need some support as well. Honestly, I didn't check back and told myself no one would be interested.
And thanks for the suggestions ItsMyTurn
, I'm just starting to navigate the various support forums.
, we can *all* encourage each other on this thread or you can feel free to PM me.
Power in numbers, right?
I just wanted a smaller group or couple of people to be directly accountable to.
Guess I'll start with sharing some of my goals!
1. Eliminate processed sugar. Now, that's not permanently but I feel I'm addicted to sugar and have very poor self control where it's concerned.
So... I'm off sugar through January 30th and then... we'll see.
2. Lose 35 pounds! Improve my body composition (build muscle, lose fat).
3. Start lifting weights within the next 3 weeks.
My plan. Exercise at least 4x a week. I'll start with cardio and low impact exercises and check back here regularly to update you guys and see how everyone is doing!
Starting weight: 164 (I've lost some already - yeeeehaw!)
Dunno why I said that, I'm from Manhattan... maybe "wooohooo" would be more appropriate.
I'll weigh in again on 12/31 to see where I ended 2011.... but I'll be checking in here in the meantime![/quote]