Healthy Living, Healthy Family

{May 27, 2008}   My first healthy post

I have been on a journey to a healthier life for some time now, in fact for almost a year off and on. I think I started in June or July of 2007 and have gone so far from 204 pounds and a size 22 to 169 lbs and a size 12 (and medium shirts!). I have done this so far from dieting (reduction of calories mostly from the weight watcher program) and from working out. I signed up with a gym and a personal trainer and took up running which I will talk more about later in detail. As I lose more weight and get closer to my goal weight I know it will only get harder – and I know that I will need to refine my diet. Also as I have lost weight and started working out more and more I have found a greater and greater interest in making  my body healthier – providing it with healthier fule. I find that I don’t want to load it fule of saturated fats, sugars, red meats and dairy products any more. 

Through more and more research I am finding that increasing raw fruits and veggies is the way to go, and will be continuing on my diet with “down days” of limiting calorie intake with water, fruits and veggies and “up days” with high amounts of fruites and veggies with incorperated other whole foods (raw nuts and seeds as well as a small amount of other whole foods and a small amount of other healthy non raw foods, eggs, tofu, sea foods and whole grains, etc). Right now I will experiment and not even count calories on my “up” days – the “core food” style of weight watchers only with nuts.  I will continue to workout as well – five times a week minimum.

Today is a down day – and I am in detox mode after a high-calorie long weekend for my birthday. I was down to 169.8 last friday but I was up to 171 this morning. I’m having a lovely low calorie day of drinking raw synery tea (35 caloires). I will have a green smoothie and a raw cashew bar with agave nectar for dinner (290 calories for the bar). The smoothie will be around 200.

For more information about the up day down day diets: Alternate-Day Diet


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