A want to give a special shout out this week to Edgar - he reported that he's increased his fruit and vegetable intake to 4 of each item per day and dropped a couple of pounds. And, he's improved his running time for the mile in his P.E. class. Way to go Edgar - keep up the good work.
Isn't it a great feeling when you start to see results? I remember when I had to take the mile running test in high school. I was always the last one to cross that finish line. But once I started to diet and work out, I noticed my running times were slowly improving. I never ran the fastest, but you know what? I wasn't coming in last anymore either!
Dieting and losing weight is sort of like running a race. You start out slowly and gradually pick up momentum and before long, you start to see results. And the better the results, the more it fuels you into continuing on your race. Some days running that race is harder than others, but when that happens, you have to dig down deep inside yourself and find that special something to fuel you along. When I first started running, I could barely run 1 block before I was tired and ready to give up. But by the end of the school year I was able to run the whole mile. At one time I would never have dreamed that I could do that. It was very satisfying to look back and see how far I'd come.
How far do you want to go?
Come back later in the week for a brief discussion on Lipids. Good luck this week!
Tony isn't a licensed nutritionist yet, so he can't give anyone advice on what to do. Please consult your doctor for his professional opinion on a diet/nutrition program that will work for you.
Tony's blog is a journal of his experiences and what has worked for him. He lists general guidelines and suggestions only. He is NOT a professional.