Salad Machine – I Still Eat More Than I Should

The fast went OK, but only lasted until evening. My daughter’s gymnastics competition was held in Atlanta, so instead of being able to spend the entire day just chilling out, I had to spend the last few hours packing for the trip. I went ahead and had a good supper. I never really missed the food – but “not eating” can, of course, be very, very unhealthy.

I’ve been eating a ton of “strange salads” – that’s what my wife calls them – lettuce, real bacon bits, organic sunflower seeds, sliced pineapple and sliced dill pickles. I could eat “strange salad” at or for every meal. In fact, I think I just might, for a week or so, and see how I feel. I’m backing away a bit from the bacon bits – and I hate salad dressing – but the “strange salads” seem to fill me up and keep me satisfied.

I am still consuming more diet Mountain Dew than I should – but I’m working on it. We’ve been traveling for the better part of 4 days, so I’ve been trying to limit my fluid consumption. It’s hard to drink 8 cups of water when you can’t stop every 15 minutes to use the restroom!

Oh yeah, I am going to buy a bicycle in the morning – and my goal is to bike or hike through the trails at all of Georgia’s State Parks!

2 thoughts on “Salad Machine – I Still Eat More Than I Should

  1. Fasting is difficult. Especially with the demands of a family. Choosing to be healthy is difficult too. I believe that it means changing our lifestyle. Just like getting into debt, our unhealthy lifestyle didn’t happen overnight. It’s years of not being focused on healthy eating and exercise.

    Have you thought about approaching this on paper first? What I mean by that is: Do you have a concrete plan? Changing your lifestyle means planning and preparation. Many nutritionists recommend eating 4-6 small meals throughout the day consisting of a quality protein (chicken or fish), a green vegetable or salad, a quality carbohydrate (brown rice, sweet potato, whole grain pasta), and a quality fat (olive oil, canola oil).

    I’m keeping positive thoughts for your success. Have fun biking.

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