Sunday, January 8, 2012

Life Changes

Since the wake-up call from my Dr., I have decided to make some major changes. I need to lose weight, eat better, and exercise more. SO...Here we go. A friend on Facebook termed this "The Megan Movement"

  • I have given away all of my Dr Pepper and any candy stashed throughout the house  
  • I am cutting down on my soda pop consumption. To almost nothing.
  • I went through my cupboards and weeded out my processed foods and most of the prepackaged junk that I used to eat
  • I have begun eating healthier: more fruits and vegetables and salads
  • I will walk several days a week. Starting off slow, but working up to faster and longer
  • I changed from 2% to 1% milk.
  • From full fat Greek yogurt to non-fat Greek yogurt
  • I have resolved to eat fish. Probably not a lot, but fish none the less
So far, I am really happy with the changes I am making. I really do not having cravings for the candy and chocolate that I used to eat. If I do need some sweet things, I grab some dried fruit and nuts. Very yummy. When I have a salad, rather than using Ranch Dressing (my favorite) I drizzle a little extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar on it. I tried a pomegranate vinaigrette the other day and it was delicious! Now I just have to find some of my own. Rather than using sugar as a seasoning I have substituted cinnamon and other spices. 

The Megan Movement is also to inspire others to change. Whatever you feel needs to improve in your life, I encourage you to make the change. It is not impossible to change what we feel are habits or behaviors too embedded in our lives. Anything can be done if you put your mind to it. In some cases, it is a physical dependency, as there are very addictive substances out there. However, most of it is a matter of psychological choices. You can train your mind to be in control, rather than your body. I invite you to join me on this journey of bettering myself. Happy changing!