It's time for Healthy Thinking Thursday!!! I had a pretty decent week this last week. I had a couple of days where I fell off the wagon a bit, but overall I think I did okay. The cupcake I had was entirely worth it :) We have had a super busy week at work and that is what trips me up as I find it difficult to prepare a healthy and well rounded meal after work on busy days. I've been looking at the DASH diet plan on the internet as it is recommended if your blood pressure is high. If you are interested you can read about it here: http://www.dashdiet.org/ I know I won't be able to follow this perfectly because my husband is not on board with a new diet, but I can slowly sneak it in and make changes and he won't know the difference :) I am also happy to report that this last week I managed to go for a walk after work every day and I lost 1.8 lbs!! My friend Laura at http://sunshineshangout.blogspot.com/ has started this with me- pop on over and see how she is doing- be sure to say hi- she's awesome! I know a couple of other people are doing this along with Laura and me. I think this is great because we can encourage each other on bad weeks and celebrate with each other on great weeks. I've been trying to keep myself excited about this- I found a couple of tips I would like to share with you this week that I am trying out.
1. Write your healthy goals down and put it somewhere where you will see it every day as a reminder. I like this tip- I have my goals of lower blood pressure, more energy and clothes that fit better taped up on my fridge at home and on my bulletin board at work. When the "snack box" at work calls to me- I just re-read my goals. Working so far! (the "snack box" is a box a vendor brings in for the guys in the shop every couple of weeks filled with candy and chips. It has a little slot for money on the back like a bank and whenever you take a snack you leave 80 cents. Darn snack box talks to me some days- calling my name and telling me it loves me and my money )
2. Start a "temptation" jar. This one actually ties into that snack box. If I feel like I need an unhealthy snack I put the money I would have spent on the snack box in a jar for a non-food treat later- like a manicure, new shirt, plant for the garden, etc. Then I go snack on some veggies instead. I'm lucky here because I really love veggies and I'm looking forward to that snack box money being spent on something else.
Anyhow- that's my Healthy Thinking for this week. Do you have any healthy tips this week? I'd love to hear them!!! If you post a Healthy Thinking Thursday post and would like me to include your link when I post please let me know--I'd love to edit my post and add your blog :)
***coming back in to post that Jessie from http://beyondbaffled.blogspot.com/ is also doing a Healthy Thinking Thursdays post too- pop over and say hi to her- her blog is awesome!*******