Well, it is time for another Healthy Thinking Thursday. This week's post is hard because I have to be honest when I know I could fib and no one would be the wiser. However, that is not the point of Healthy Thinking Thursdays- so brutal honesty it is! I did horrible this last week. My husband and I have been moving my Mother-In-Law to a new apartment. We spent all day Saturday and all day Sunday helping her move, and we have spent each night after work helping her out. I have been eating whatever take out type food that we can easily pick up for dinner and I only went for my walk 2 nights out of the week. I have had a couple of chocolate bars in the mix- but really-- I am proud that it wasn't a couple dozen chocolate bars because when I start to feel stressed out chocolate is often my answer. That is my positive for the week- I only had a couple chocolate bars instead of a couple dozen. However.....having said all of that- I am ready to start again this week and try to find the time for myself in the mix along with my Mother-In-Law. I hope by the end of next week she is settled and we can work into some kind of routine with her. I did not step on the scale this week so I can't share that news with you. I know I must have gained after all the fast food we have eaten and I don't want to start this week feeling discouraged. So...that's my news for this week- might have been some healthy thinking going on but not much healthy action. Here are some tips I found for anyone joining in the Healthy Thinking Journey. These are not my tips- but rather tips I have jotted down from magazines or surfing the net.
1. If you have a hard time getting your water in (as I sometimes do) try starting out mixing your juice half and half with water or sparkling water. You will cut the calories from the juice in half and still be getting some water too!
2. Write down your food. This one is proven to work for me. If I write down what I am eating throughout the day I am more aware if I am snacking too much and I can either drink water or switch to veggies. Never can get enough veggies.
3. I have not tried this one yet- but I am going to use this tip this week. When you feel like snacking try some excercise first. Do some jumping jacks, sit-ups, march in place- whatever. If you still feel like snacking try to go ahead and have a small snack. The theory here is that the small burst of excercise puts your mind on track to your goals and makes you decide if you really need the snack or you just WANT the snack.
That's my post for this week....Check out my friend Laura's blog , Jessie's blog- and I believe Julia has been posting on Fridays if you want to see how other people are doing on this challenge :)