Goals Goals Goals

Thursday, April 15, 2010
I've had a couple of requests about what the goals I set with my dietician are. They're no secret so here you go:

1. 10,000 Steps a Day
I didn't do so well over the past six weeks so she's encouraging me to amp it up and get some more walking in. That means more treadmill, walking home from work the long way most days and getting off my ass while at home.

2. 1 Movie Night/Week
Yep, I'm allowed to go to the cinema and watch a cheesy movie complete with movie popcorn and a soda. However, I'm only allowed once per week (no problem...too expensive!) and I have to limit myself to a small popcorn and a small soda. She'd prefer I drink diet soda but she knows that's not going to happen.

3. Limiting my Soda intake
She's allowing 2-3 sodas per week. Much less than what I normally indulge in. While she didn't say so, I'm including the possibility of a movie theatre drink as one of those.

4. Limiting my "eating out"
Until I started writing it down, I had assumed I ate out (ordering in, buying lunch, dinner with the girls) about 3 times a week. Um....yeah....that's a bit off. Let's just say that it was, at times, a lot more than that. Wow. I'm being restricted to 2-3 times per week and that covers snacks, meals, etc. And for the past two months I've been having major cravings for subs. I have to go for the small subs, not the footlongs that have been filling my belly of late.

5. Low Fat Cheese
What's the point, I say. But I'll give it a try. Or...I'll just give up cheese. Ha ha ha ha! Yeah, right.

6. More grains
I've been eating nothing but whole wheat bread (even some whole wheat lasana noodles) for the past 6 weeks (with one clubhouse sandwich being the exception). And most days I have either toast or high fibre cereal for breakfast. But I'm not getting the full number of grain servings that I should be. MORE FIBRE! So, I've got to work some more fibre into my meal plans. Maybe a grilled lowfat cheese sandwich? Ewwwww.

So there you go. She's also suggested I join gym and take some exercise classes with a friend but I'm just not that excited about that. I love my walking whether it's outside or on the treadmill. However, I need to do something that gets me out of my weekend do-nothing but sit on my ass routine. So...

I signed up for a yoga class. There's a yoga studio near my house and I've enjoyed yoga when I've tried it in the past so I figured what the hell. I even bought a yoga mat and new water bottle today. My classes start this Sunday. Egads... I'm going to twist myself into a pretzel.

6 comments:

Wandering Coyote said...

Well, I am not on board with the low-fat cheese thing. But I am not a cheese freak, though. I don't think it's worth the extra $$$ for one thing, and I think if you're going to keep it in moderation, full fat cheese is a good source of dairy & protein & yumminess.

I hate yoga! But you go girl!

tweetey30 said...

Low Fat Cheese. Didnt even know they made low fat cheese.. I always thought cheese was cheese...OK but thanks for sharing..

You know Jeff and I are trying to figure out whats wrong with his Psarris so we have tried doing thigns for our diets also.. We have cut back to two cans of soda a day and then put fruit in our diets instead of chips.. You are doing great..

Keep up the good work and I have never tried Yoga... But keep it up..

Milla said...

I love Yoga! A few years ago I attended Iyengar yoga classes with my friend Vanna (for about two years), to see if it helped towards making my period pains less painful, and IT did help, especially with my back. It is also very good for giving your body a good shape: it gave me a waist!

Low fat cheese: the reason why ET never returned to Earth.

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Barbara Bruederlin said...

After eating whole grain everything for a while, you will wonder how on earth you ever ate that awful white stuff, trust me.

sp said...

Looks like you're moving in the right direction.

If you ever do give up cheese (there are better sources of protein after all), there's a vegan option made by daiya that is incredible! It melts and taste like cheese. (I know you probably won't give up cheese, but I can dream can't I?)

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