Week One of my renewed emphasis on living a healthier life was a success:
I rode my bike 80 miles (and saved $40 on Metro fares).
I lost six pounds.
It no longer takes an act of God for me to put on my dress pants each morning.
Most importantly, I feel better. Physically, mentally, and emotionally.
I didn’t do any fad diets, supplements, or crazy workout routines. I just exercised more and ate a little less. Although I slacked off on the exercise over the weekend, and discovered that animal crackers and a tub of cake icing is a great combination, I avoided the binging disasters that have often haunted me. I also drank so much water that rising sea levels are no longer a global concern.
Most important, the My Fitness Pal app has been a Godsend for me. I’m addicted to food and often eat out of habit or when I’m bored. My Fitness Pal is the Jiminy Cricket I desperately need on my shoulder reminding me to ease up on the peanut butter.
Finally, thanks to everyone for your encouragement and recommendations! Suggestions are always welcome!
One week down, thousands more to go.