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The beginning Pledge

Postby let it shine » Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:10 pm

Well, this is the first phase of change. Nothing radical but the list of the things that I know I need to be the most conscious of to begin with:

1) I will eat at least 5 different veg a day from at least 3 different colour groups
2) I will drink 3 ltrs of water a day
3) I will ensure I am eating something rich in protein at least 3 times a day
4) I will THINK before I shop/eat 'is there a more nutritious, more natural, lower fat, lower sugar, healthier alternative that can do the same job or add the same flavour?'
5) I will poach, steam, grill and generally use the healthiest cooking methods
6) I will look for stairs and cycle or walk to where I need to be whenever practicable

Well that is my starting point. I know I will need to update/add exercise etc as I find snags, deficiencies and difficulties and as these beginning improvements become 2nd nature.
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Re: The beginning Pledge

Postby SugarandSpice » Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:48 pm

What an excellent pledge!!

keep up the great work!

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Re: The beginning Pledge

Postby let it shine » Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:41 am

Thanks Vicki!

A little word of encouragement goes a long way.

I see you're already on your way. Good luck to you.
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Re: The beginning Pledge

Postby Mayden » Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:20 pm

What a great pledge, I cannot wait for my body to get used to the extra water, but I figure all that going to the loo is classed as exercise! LOL

I think these are all really good steps to take, good luck with it and let us know how you go.

Cheers

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Re: The beginning Pledge

Postby SugarandSpice » Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:13 am

How are you doing with your pledge?

It was a lot of things to stick to!!

I have re-read again this morning and am going to add the water to my own list as I rarely drink water. I will aim for 1 litre for now and work my way up!

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Re: The beginning Pledge

Postby let it shine » Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:44 pm

It is only a few days in but I'm actually finding it very easy to stick to because nothing is outruled, just getting my minimum of the necessary foods my body hasn't been getting enough of and thinking before I do.

Simple things like taking my children out for fish and chips as promised on Australia day but thinking about my pledge led me to us all riding our bikes to a fresh seafood store that also does take away so that I could have fresh oysters as a wonderful treat (for me) instead of sharing their fish and chips so I could make sure I was getting an iron rich food and have the 'better' alternative (better in every way because I LOVE oysters and they aren't always in the budget).

Like Dee, my body is yet to adust to drinking so much water and the real proof will be in the weightloss and long term sustainability.

Speaking of seafood, I've got prawns to defrost to go with tonight's no-fat (homemade) ratatouille and cous cous.
I'll let you know how it is going on Wednesday when I weigh in!
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Re: The beginning Pledge

Postby Mayden » Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:08 pm

Well done, I am back home now so more water tomorrow.
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Re: The beginning Pledge

Postby let it shine » Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:34 pm

Things are going well and I didn't want to add any extra changes until I had been at it for a month or two but I am going to add two more things and tweak number 4 slightly. It is pretty much what I've been doing but by adding it to my pledge I will be conscious to keep it up.

So my 'tweaked' original pledge now reads:

1) I will eat at least 5 different veg a day from at least 3 different colour groups
2) I will drink 3 ltrs of water a day
3) I will ensure I am eating something rich in protein at least 3 times a day
4) I will THINK before I shop/eat 'is there a more nutritious, more natural, lower fat, lower sugar, lower sodium (i.e. salt), healthier alternative that can do the same job or add the same flavour?'
5) I will poach, steam, grill and generally use the healthiest cooking methods
6) I will look for stairs and cycle or walk to where I need to be whenever practicable
7) I will eat 3 serves of calcuim rich food a day
8) I will eat breakfast within an hour of getting up every day
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