Monday, January 4, 2010

Sweeter than that crusty chocolate Santa Clause we’ve been considering!

Today I tried something new…and I liked it. I’ve been exercising at the school for the past several days but this time I went at 6:15am rather than 9:15. It was a bit early in the morning for my taste (unless there is a hunting trip involved) but overall it felt great to get the ol’ heart pumping that hard before daylight.
I’ve had a few more of you jump on board and pledge to get healthier this year. That is so awesome. I hope we can all meet our goal of living a better, healthier life.
I have to admit; today’s been a bit of an adjustment to pass on the few lingering Christmas treats that are lurking around my house. What was considered legal “grindage” over the Holidays is off limits now, at least for a while. I found myself wanting a sweet treat around 11:00 but thankfully there was an orange nearby and it saved my life.
I hope you’re all making the adjustment of healthy, everyday living without too many problems. Let’s remember to be patient with ourselves if we mess up and don’t let little nutrition mishaps trick you into calling it quits. The healthy-living paydays along our way are sweeter than that crusty chocolate Santa Clause we’ve been considering and certainly more savory than those sausage and cream cheese stuffed mushrooms that have been pushed to the back of the fridge since New Year’s Eve. Just say no!!! Pass on trash!!!


  1. But it's so hard! Yeah, I think we are finally cleaned out of all the rich food, except for the two packages of bacon that we didn't use on Christmas morning. I am just going to forget they are there. I have noticed there are certain foods that throw me into the addict zone--it's like once I taste them, I can't get enough. And other foods don't have that affect on me. After analyzing this, I noticed that the foods that make me want to binge are the less healthy things like onion dip, fry sauce, and peanut butter...(Not together, of course.) You are right about the healthiness being sweeter. By the way, my battery went dead in my scale, so I am going on faith and good behavior until I pick up another 9-volt battery. :)

  2. Fruit is a good way to help with the sweet tooth. I like to cut up an apple in a glass bowl, add a little salt, some cinnamon, cover and microwave for 1 min. It taste almost like apple pie, but is totally healthy. Keep up the great job.

  3. I enjoy following your blog...esp. when people give out good ideas for alternative healthy treats. Thanks Celeste R. One thing that I have done to keep protein handy is boil eggs and keep in the fridge for a quick snack during those hunger moments. (This works well if you like eggs.)