Saturday, January 9, 2010

Ten in 2010: The First Week



So far ... not as good as I'd hoped, unfortunately.

Let's see:
  • Drink more water every day. I have been drinking 2-4 more cups of water per day than before so that's good.
  • Get 25 mg fiber each day. Not so much. Really need to work on this one.
  • Exercise for 30 minutes, 5 days per week. Well, I did run once which is more than before. Why didn't someone tell me how sore I'd be? LOL!)
  • Add more fruits and vegetables to my diet. A good start, I'd say. We tried Brussels Sprouts for the first time this week. (Roasted with a little olive oil. Yum!) I also made a Chicken Gumbo with lots of fresh veggies in it. A few salads here, some frozen veggies there.
  • Lose 10 pounds. Well ... it's still early. ;-) I did jump back into Sparkpeople.com. I've been logging my food and exercise and re-acquainting myself with some old Spark Friends. I've also spent a lot of time going through the Spark Recipes, looking for tasty, yet healthy additions to our dinner rotation.
I did make some progress on other fronts. I re-organized my kitchen. Purging lots of extraneous clutter and simplifying things so that it's easier to grab a healthy snack. I've also jumped back on the blogging bandwagon so I'm quite happy with that.

All in all, not a bad start at all. :-)


Edited to Add: I forgot the best part! I've lost 1.5 pounds so far this week! I guess this week wasn't so bad after all!

3 comments:

Creative Life said...

Sounds like your week was similar to mine, keep up the good work.

Patsyk said...

You may not have thought it was a good week, but you did make some small changes... which resulted in a good 1 week loss! Way to go!

The Steffen Family said...

Hi there. I am browsing your site from Menu Plan Monday. I love your goals for 2010!! I think I just might have to join in on the 10 week challenge (late)! Keep up the great work! :)