I haven't been good at all regarding living a healthier lifestyle. But better late than never, right? Today I began on my goal to eat less processed foods and more home-made. I cook all my meals from scratch already, but I do use processed foods. I'm not starting all at once because that would be overwhelming and I would just end up quitting.
First, I've decided to curb my intake of processed carbs: chips, crackers, breads, etc. I am also not serving them to my 3 year old. Man are we gonna miss the pretzels and Little Ceasar's bread sticks. I pinned a couple of recipes for home-made cheese crackers a while back. I plan on trying them soon and will let you know how they turn out.
My second goal is to drink water. I hate water. But I know it is good for me, so I'll drink it.
Third, I am going to eat breakfast, every day, at home. I have developed a bad habit of leaving the house in a rush, dropping my son off at daycare and then heading to McDonald's. I always get the large sweet iced tea and the $1 sausage breakfast burrito. That's $2 per day ($40 per month) and 580 calories (280 from the tea) and 16 g of fat! What I would rather spend $40 on: jewelry, my son, savings.
Those are what I am starting with. I downloaded the app for My Fitness Pal. I use an Android device, but I am sure it's available for iPhone too. There is also their website at: www.myfitnesspal.com. It is free to sign up.
I just really want to be healthy. For myself and for my son and husband. I am going to be 42 in May and I have a 3 year old. I want to be around for him as long as possible. I would like to see my grandchildren one day.
What are you doing to live a healthier lifestyle? I would love to hear about it in the comments.
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