Monday, December 30, 2013

Turning My Life Around in 2014

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Really? 7 months since I posted here? How can that be? I just reread all my posts from 2013 and am so disappointed in myself. I have stopped juicing and exercising and have just about reverted to my previous diet. I know I have gained weight back, I just don't know exactly how much as I haven't gotten on the balance board recently. I did get on it for a while a month or so ago when we got the WiiFit U and I was getting active again and losing weight. But I think I am back to where I was this time last year. So very frustrating.

The new year is drawing near and I guess it is time to refocus. There are some things I want to get back to and some changes that are going to be new.

Here is what I would like to get back to:

  • I am going to drink my green tea regularly, at least once a day, preferably twice.
  • I am going to make sure I drink at least 9 cups of water each day.
  • I am going to go back to eating eggs with veggies for breakfast with a half a grapefruit (or another fruit) on the side.
  • I am going to go back to eating salad for lunch.
  • I need to exercise at least 5 times a week.
  • I am going to try really hard to juice for my dinner meal at least 3 days out of the week to start with. In fact, I just found out about All About Juicing's 21 Day Juicing Challenge and I am going to attempt one juice a day from January 11th through the 31st. 
Along with bringing back these healthier eating goals, I am also going to be getting wheat out of my diet and keeping it out. I have been eating wheat-free off and on since the beginning of November. I slipped a bit at Thanksgiving and then the week before Christmas and Christmas itself was a disaster when it came to eating wheat-free. It was a disaster in two ways. First, I gave in to way to much wheat, a sub, pumpkin roll, cookies, sausage rolls, dinner rolls and I am sure there were more. Second, by giving it to these temptations I was painfully reminded of my big reason for going wheat-free in the first place. My tummy has been killing me. And I haven't seen to keep completely wheat-free since then (pizza yesterday, grrr).

I will be sharing some details about why I am going wheat-free later this week, but I will share that reading the book, Weeding Out Wheat by Luke and Trisha Gilkerson has made a huge impact in my life.

So, what are your goals for the new year?

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