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Let's get real!

I made the resolution to eat healthier, get more excercise, and get more sleep in 2018. So far, I have worked in a nap or two on the weekends, poured another glass of wine with dinner, and have thought about the gym, to the point where I have my gym bag, packed and ready to go, in the car. 

Here we are 9 weeks into the new year, and I am nothing but frustrated. Eating healthier has turned into  coffee for breakfast, maybe a packet of instant oatmeal, some leftovers from last night's dinner in the afternoon, and a piece of fruit. Sounds healthy, right?!  I would get in my car , look at my gym bag, and go directly home to cook dinner. I'd cook a big meal, and sip on a glass of wine, and enjoy a larger amount of food, and wine, than I should. I thought I was building my dinner plate properly, according to the guidelines of  a protein, a vegetable, a carb.  

Not a recipe for success!

I am not a big fan of red meat, Eat little chicken or turkey. Don't drink milk or soda.  I enjoy eating bread, veggies, cheese, salads pasta, etc..

I thought I was doing okay. Managing my own eating habits. 

I decided that I need to get my act together. I need to ramp this up. I do need to excercise more. I thought about a personal trainer, than it hit me that I needed a nutritionist. I try to eat healthy, despite my misjudgements here and there. I am human! 

A few weeks ago Kathy Labella came to the offices here at the station, and we were chatting about little things like you do with a new aquaintance, and we started talking about diet, food, health. I think there was candy, or birthday cake in the kitchen that triggered the discussion. Anyway, I took her card, and had a 90 minute consultation, via phone, last week. 

She asked me about a typical day for me- when I wake, what I eat throughout the day, my lifestyle, etc. I basically told her , just what I told you. She suggested I try to get more foods into the day. She broke down a percentage of grains, vegetables, proteins, fruit, dairy for me.

She asked me to keep a food journal of EVERYTHING I ate for two days. Measure it all out.I broke it all down with her specifics. It was an interesting process to record all you intake in one day. Water included. So here we are at the end of week one. Week one!

I will have my second consultation tomorrow. Let's see what she says about my completely recorded food journal. 

Here we go - let's get real!           Image result for vegetables

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