Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Healthy Challenge and a Project

Some things that I have adjusted over the past couple of weeks in order to support a healthy lifestyle:
  • Cut back on bread.  Because I love bread and don't do well if I cut it out completely, I now buy wheat and whole grain, for those times when I have to indulge
  • Changed to whole wheat pasta
  • Adding more vegetables and fruits to daily diet
  • Have gotten in the routine of eating 3 meals daily, rather than skipping meals
  • Still working on exercising daily....right now, I am exercising at least 4 days weekly.....I'm getting there
  • Drinking water rather than my beloved sweet tea (admittedly, I must indulge occassionally) and even though I rarely drink sodas, I have cut them out completely
I have not started regular weigh ins yet, but plan to do that next week and begin charting progress weekly...I am going to air my laundry here so I can't keep a dirty little secret if I am not progressing.  In addition to weigh ins, I am going to begin incorporating the Wii into my exercise routine...I have the Wii Fit disc but need to purchase a balance board.  I'm on the lookout for the UPS man as I should be receiving the Wii Sports Resort game any day now. 

From a project perspective, I'm continuing to work on my kitchen slowly, very, very slowly.  I have some new curtains ordered and will be painting the walls soon...have some cabinet reconfiguring and a doorway that I want to move first and I still have not decided on a color as I'm debating between a couple differant ones.  Hubby is not too big on making any changes anywhere in the house other than painting etc...he goes into denial when I start talking about remodeling, moving doorways etc. so it always takes me longer to get things done than it should.

I set up this vignette in a picnic basket that I found at the Antique store for $4 this weekend. 

The metal sign came from Hobby Lobby at 50% off.

I'm joining the Whoo Hoo Wednesday party over at Always Nesting....please click the link to visit with Marla and while you are there, check out all the links for other great posts and ideas. 
All The Best,
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WoolenSails said...

I could not live without my pasta. I can't eat yeast bread, so I make my own biscuit style when I need it.
I have tried whole wheat pasta, but a bit grainy for me. I do eat a lot of fiber and make oatmeal cookies with whole wheat, so that is my healthy snack, no sugar. I use apples for flavor.


Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I bought Walk it Out for Wii and I love it. I hate exercise, but I do 10,000 steps a day and I miss it when I don't do it. I've been doing it for months now...still not bored. You can use it with a fit board...but I prefer doing it with a control and nunchuk so I can walk around the room. It is a fun way to exercise without knowing it.

Anonymous said...

I'm so proud of you!! Lifestyle changes are the hardest for all of us. I've only "played" with a Wii once, but I had a total blast and it was much harder than I though it would be.

I love your picnic basket display. Adorable! Thanks so much for linking to Woo Hoo! Wednesday and joining the celebration.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

You go Anita! I too, am making some healthy changes in my living habits. I'll cheer you on, I am right there with you!!!!!

Tammy@ A Doctor in the House said...

Thanks for the motivation and inspiration! I would love to adapt this healthy lifestyle myself. Love your little picnic basket vignette too.