I changed my approach to eating last October. I started eating fruits and vegetables. I cut out junk food. I started to drink lots of water. I cut back on my caffeine. I started to use phrases like “dressing on the side” and “hold the bread.” I watched what I ate, very carefully.
I lost a lot of weight. And I did it while continuing to eat out, without starving myself, and with very few slips.
I’ve stopped losing weight. I’m still overweight.
I know what the problem is. I’ve gotten relaxed, and I’ve stopped watching what I eat. I’m doing silly things like eating poppyseed dressing on my salad at home (200 calories per spoon, versus 35 for the light italian I normally use), drinking diet coke (with all that sodium), having cream with my four cups of tea a day, and cutting back on my water.
Calories add up. 150 here, 50 there, and before you know it, you’re gaining a pound a week.
My big fear is that I’ll let myself slide back into the size I used to be. I stopped losing weight about five months ago and have not gained it back. But it’s time to get back on track.
Every calorie counts. And this week I’m trying to get back into my good habits. That means reading labels, watching my sugar (fruit), and eliminating indulgences.
Wish me luck.
Business Week reports that, thanks to the bad economy, business school programs have seen an increased enrollment.
I’ve been considering a master’s in business, but it was a thought I’ve been puttering with for a few years. Looks like it’s a thought a few people have had recently.
The strong demand for business school did not surprise admissions
officers, who note that applications for MBA programs typically go up
when the economy slides. A similar upturn was seen following the
dot-com crash earlier in this decade.
MomHouston had a great blog post on easing your child’s first day jitters. It’s actually a point to the Federal Citizen Information Center. Even though it’s over, it’s a good post to bookmark for next year.
According to one of the Business Journals, CNN is opening news bureaus in 10 cities, including Houston.
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