As I begin to emerge from a grieving process (that has actually been going on longer than I knew) I see that I need more balance in my life that includes looking out for my physical well being.
One of my issues is "unplanned" fasts because life just gets too busy to stop and eat. Then I end up eating too much when food becomes "available." Long term changes involve eating at closer intervals and learning better portion control. This actually sounds really hard to me... small, more frequent meals?... not how I think about food at all.
I don't want to "crash and burn" so I am starting slow and plan to add more changes to my habits as we progress...
1. eliminate beverages at restaurants... water only. and more water through out the day.
2. Long walk (2-3 times a week). Plan on starting this with my kids when school lets out (June 15).
3. 5 servings of fruits/veggies each day (replacing other choices). Using this discipline to begin to change the way I think about frequency and portions.