OK so where to begin, we didn’t eat that badly at our house. I wasn’t really sure what to do as far as making changes. I did think though that changes would become apparent once I got started.
So I decided to begin at the beginning. What was the very first thing I would do when I got up in the morning? Make a cup of coffee, with sugar and half and half.
Messing with a busy woman’s coffee??? Isn’t that just a little bit sacred? As a wife and a mother I need all the help I can get! LOL And one cup of coffee is not being overly indulgent. But I did make a comittment to ONE change. I’m not giving up my sugar (maybe someday), but I gave up my half and half and replaced it with 2%.
Well, it’s a start! And to be honest it was actually really easy.
I do have half and half in my coffee while on vacation twice a year. Knowing I get to indulge a little at some point makes it a lot easier to do the right thing for my health the rest of the time.
What is one high fat thing you could give up that you do every day? Maybe look at your day starting at the beginning, and see what you come up with.
Remember that the point of this was for me to get healthier without cholesterol reducing drugs, and to develope habits that would stay with me. Here is what has happened so far….
My cholesterol is 30 points lower (and that reading is from BEFORE I was exercising a lot)
I am stronger
I am lowering my chances of osteoporosis, high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer, and diabetes
I am beginning to look better
I have more energy
My clothes fit better
And I have lost 10 pounds
Let me know what you pick out as your first habit change, I want to hear!