Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A Whole Bunch of Little Baby Steps

I’m only through the first chapter of Crazy Sexy Diet, and although I know I will never be a vegetarian, a lot of the information I am reading is motivating me to make changes in my life. Here are some of the goals I am setting for right now:

• Add more fresh fruits and vegetables to my every day eating. I have added at least one orange or apple every day so far; I have had carrots for snacks instead of cookies or a candy bar at that dreaded 4pm wall I hit every day and, so far, I have been enjoying them. I plan to start adding salads a couple days a week until I can get acclimated to them; hopefully this will keep the (how do I put this delicately?) colon issues to a minimum.
• Limiting myself to two (2) diet sodas per week. This may not sound so great, but only having two per week instead of the five to ten per week that I’ve been drinking – and trying to convince myself that it’s not a lot – is big.
• For every bottle of water I drink that has a sugar-free flavored powder added to it, I will drink one that is plain.
• I will test my blood sugar every day at least once. I prefer twice, but once is more than I have been doing. I will keep a chart of the results so I can show my doctor, and it will also help me keep track of how my new way of living is affecting it.
• I will journal what I eat every day. I tried this with Weight Watchers and I was rubbish at it. I found a free app for my awesome Kindle Fire called “Lose It!” – it is also accessible online and is similar to the Weight Watchers online program. I have a hard time getting online with my home computer (I mostly blog from work – shhhhh…) so I rarely logged what I ate for dinner or what I ate on weekends because my internet connection for my home PC is so incredibly slow (I have to use a wireless connection for it since it’s in my bedroom and the main modem is in the dining room). This way I can log my food from my super awesome Kindle which has zero issues with the wireless connection, and I can even log it from a restaurant where I am actually eating! I have already joined a challenge that starts March 1st that is to only weigh myself on the 1st and 15th of the month.

That’s it for now. Like I said, they are baby steps, but it is how I need to do it. If I jump in whole hog and make too many changes at once, I become overwhelmed and I quit. I know this about myself; I own it; now I will work with it and not let it stop me.

I feel motivated and positive. I am doing this one day at a time; not striving for perfection, just for better than yesterday. I am willing to accept that to get what I want, I may have to do some things I don’t want to do (exercise, eat veggies not crap). The results, however, will be well worth the effort.

I’ll keep you informed!



  1. Oh yay! I'm so proud of you, Heather! You are going about it the right way....a little at a time. Cold turkey or as you put it, the whole hog, would no doubt be overwhelming. I know you can do it. One step at a time. Before long, you may even start to crave those healthier veggies and fruits. And if you can muster up the courage, green juices will totally transform you.

  2. Bravo! Bravo! These are wonderful ideas, and should be pretty easy to incorporate. Like they say in AA, "we seek progress rather than perfection". I am lifting my glass of ice water to you -- here's to progress!!