Hey Guys – my poor, poor lappy (laptop PC) is sick right now – he experienced some major symptoms last night while I was studying. I don’t have my media files to put a stamp on my photos right now and probably won’t for the week – so please – don’t steal them! They are copyright to me! THANKS!
Today’s marvelous thing falls along the theme for the week.
Marvelous Monday #2:
Taking care of yourself and it’s positive effects – looking and feeling your best.
The best part about working towards overall health is that it helps you feel your best – and with that boost of self-confidence, look your best as well. I am 100 percent for this idea that we are beautiful at any weight, but the outbreak of the type -2 diabetes “epidemic” and the dangers that being overweight can pose to type 1 diabetics, among the other health effects that obesity has have lead me to cheer on overall health that includes a healthy diet and exercise plan.
This week in my human biology class, we are studying the digestive system and nutrition. I found it ironic as I worked on my homework tonight that it fell the same week as I was writing about weight loss! We were asked to keep a food journal for a day, complete with calorie counts, and to figure out how many calories our body uses. Mine matched up within 4 calories – wowozo – no wonder I am not losing weight!
I have often set out to keep a food journal and wound up failing miserably – so my first goal for this week and my first challenge to you is to make it a small goal to write down your food intake for just one week. It doesn’t have to be perfect – and it doesn’t have to last forever. That’s what I’m trying to realize as I set out on this journey.
Another thing to think about is why you are eating each bite of food. You can also keep track of this in your journal – how you felt when you ate. Later I will be writing more about emotional eating. But for this week, I am also going to challenge myself to figure out why I am eating what I am eating – am I hungry? Bored? Is it meal time or snack time? Am I angry? Am I experiencing a craving?
Healthy eating and weight loss don’t have to start with huge changes. Simply evaluating your overall eating habits can make a huge difference.
Let me know if you’re joining me in the food journal challenge! Take a picture of your journal today and on Monday, and email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will post all the pictures next week!