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Two goals for March

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Instead of just focusing on eating healthy and exercising I'm going to conquer two specific issues in March, my new addiction to dried fruit, and my new tendancy to eat late night. Yesterday I had no dried fruit (yay!) but I came home from being out and ate 300 calories, 2 panda licorice bars and 2 tbsn of fake PB. I totally didn't need that.

So starting today two new goals in my short terms goals:

1) No more than 1 serving of dried fruit a day - though I am going to try to go cold turkey until I stop needing it

2) no late night eating 6 nights a week

I am hoping I can check these off at least 5 days a week.

The other goal I'm not doing well with is chewing gum. I've become this crazy chain gum chewer, sometimes chewing as many as 3 packs a day. I know full well that this is adding another 100 calories to my day that I'm not logging.

All this is why I've stopped losing and have been putting on a little weight. I'm ok with being 125 but I'm not ok with bad habits and strange vices - I never cared about dried fruit before and never really chewed gum so there is no real good reason I'm obsessed with it now.

So I'm going to tackle these issues in March. My bet is that the side effect will be a drop a few pounds but that's not the focus, the focus is attacking these issues.

My solution is going to be to 1) not buy dried fruit at all - it there are cranberries or something in a salad I'll eat them though (hence the allowment of one serving a day) 2) eat more fresh fruit, low fat cheese, and try to like yogurt, I'm also going to do more egg white omelets in the morning.

The other side effect from this is that it should reduce the carbs in my diet. Many, many days I go over my limit, which again, I know is part of why I've gained. I'm going to focus more on complex carbs - I know I need them since I'm a workout fiend.

Ok - I can do this. I'm excited to have a focus.
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