Stephen Tremp, L. Diane Wolfe, Michael Di Gesu, and Alex Cavanaugh have teamed up for a Blog Hop that focuses on health. This is an issue with many bloggers who have expressed gaining weight over the holidays and other negative health issues that they are dealing with. Here is a Blog Hop that can help us make 2013 a year that we can help turn the tides!
The Objective: Share with everyone something you have done that affected your health in a positive way. You can share an awesome low cal low fat tasty recipe. Post simple tips to lose weight. Or a testimony on what has helped like joining Weight Watchers. Recommend a routine like P90X or Insanity. Or stretches one can do while sitting in their office chair working or writing. We’re sure people have countless great tips and ideas they would love to share.
Now, I usually avoid recommendations of anything that would cost my readers money (other than books!), but the thing that has finally helped me lose weight did require some money on my part. More than I'd like to mention...
So, a bit of history. Short and to the point--I love food. A lot.
This makes it hard to stay healthy and I've struggled with weight and the blah feelings of not being in as good of shape as I was in high school--before I became addicted to food.
On May 7th of this year, hubby and I went in and signed up at the local Metabolic Research Center. My official weigh in was 177 lbs. That's not pregnant! *sigh*
As of yesterday, May 28th, my weight is 168 lbs! They also took my measurements again yesterday. I've lost 9.5 inches total body, and lowered my percent body fat by 1.5%.
You can't argue with results! The best part is that I'm shopping at the local grocery store, buying healthy foods that my entire family can eat with me, and eating so much that I'm never hungry.
Here comes the sharing part. I'm going to show you what my day looks like as food.
Protein drink, 4 oz low-fat cottage cheese, 1/2 cup blackberries
Protein drink, 8 oz salad (romaine, spinach, cabbage, ice berg, celery, bell peppers, tomatoes, cucumber) with 2 tsp. Olive Garden salad dressing (and yes, this is a cheat), 4 oz of meat--tuna is pictured here, 1/2 whole wheat sandwich round with 0 calorie spray butter (not pictured because I forgot to make and eat it!)
Protein drink, melba toast and gruyere cheese
4 oz chicken breast, 4 oz asparagus, 1 cup watermelon
Chocolate pudding (This is one of their protein supplements and tasted like chocolate chalk the first few times, but I've gotten used to it.)