Monday, January 12, 2009

diet challenge update

The Red Geranium, aka "Drill Sargent Red Geranium Sir" says we have to do a Monday blog on our diet challenge. Here's my version of abefore picture.

Okay, My goals for this year revolve around adding healthy habits more than dieting, though I'm currently cutting back on sweets and chips.

But, my big goals are to eat breakfast everyday, and walk at least 5 times a week. On the breakfast front: I only missed ONE day all week. I've been eating oatmeal every morning. It's easier than I thought, I just stick a hand full of quick oats in a bowl or mug, add water and microwave for 60 seconds, then I add dried fruit and cinnamon (and sometimes some brown sugar) and teeny bit of milk if it's too solid. I really don't care for milk. So I just put a bit in to make it squishier. Easier than I thought it would be.

My next goal for this year is to exercise regularly. This was easy in the summer when I would just take the dog for her walk every day, but now with the yard and roads covered in ice and snow it's not so good. I have been using the evil treadmill however, and I did reach my goal of walking 5 times this week!

Oh and I did skip the sweets. Not because I'm so great, but because Jim hid the truffles for me, and he took care of them. sigh.

I mean, YAAY!


em's scrapbag said...

Your doing great! keep up the good work. Eating sweets is my weakness. Not helped by the fact that I felt the need to back all weekend.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Drill Sergeant here!!! Just where oh where is that photo we are posting Monday?? That would be today!! COME ON!!! Work with me here. lolol
Great job on the eating. I love oatmeal. And I dont care for milk either. YUCKO!! Tell Jim good job on the truffle hiding. He's on my side I see.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Me again!! lololol I do apoligize to you missy. I see that you did work with me. Good job on the photo. I'll give you your credit due. LOLOL!

Cowguy said...

I'm adding quite a bit more bacon to my diet for 09. You should too! :-)