Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Smoking Brain

I hope that I haven't over taxed my brain with the thinking I've been doing! ;-)

All my meals need help so where do I start.  I first thought just to work my way down the day. I'd start with trying to get my breakfast under control.  But getting any of my meals under control will take a lot of time and planning. Breakfast is usually rushed because I can't get my lazy butt out of bed.  So I thought I would tackle dinner.  I get home from school so hungry that I have a hard time either not over munching or diving into dinner without thinking and planning.  So I've been stumped.  In looking through my Green Mountain notebook I saw the Green Mountain Eating Well Pyramid.  It gives the amounts of each group you should strive toward in a day.  I remembered an App I had that tracks they amount of each group you eat.  So I decided instead of stressing over each meal being perfect each day for now I'll work on just trying to get my day to look good.  Green lights.....met your daily goal. Red lights......went over your daily goal (which is O.K. with somethings like water and F & V. . .not carbs). Blue lights. . . . under your daily goal.  Today 4 reds and 4 blues. 2 reds are O.K. . . water and fruit.
My goal for tomorrow: greens or more good reds.

Thanks again for your support.  I've been told that my blog has help motivate others.  I'm glad.  I'm not sure it's done a lot for me.  My BMI today is higher than when I started the blog.  It does make me more aware of what I'm doing.  I guess awareness is a great place to start.


  1. That sounds like a cool app. I was looking at choosemyplate.gov last night and thinking about what my plate usually looks like. I have been trying to think about a health goal and I am having a hard time coming up with one, simply because I don't want to implement badly enough. :-) It made me think, there is a reason we eat the way we do....we like what we like. Though I must admit I like vegetables at restaurants usually better than at home, I guess I just need to put more effort into them.

  2. Ditto........salads at a restaurants always taste heavenly.