Friday, February 19, 2010

Let's talk the "D" word

I had a blog solely for the "D" word.  It is a four letter bad word to me!  I will start but then end up quiting.  Well I weighed in on Sunday and since then I have lost 6.5 lbs.  I am giving myself a prize....
I know that is not much, but hey it is a start.  I still want to meet a 15 lb loss goal by the end of March, so I am halfway there.

Starting a diet is easy, but sticking to it is hard.  Today I was looking up some tips and I found some different sites with some tips.  You may find them interesting to read as well.

I have been making sure to take my vitamins, chromium picolinate, and I am also take a fiber pill.  What does chromium picolinate do for you? Chromium picolinate works together with insulin produced by the pancreas to metabolize carbohydrates.  Why am I taking a fiber pill?  I am taking a metamucil pill every morning and it helps me stay fuller for longer.  It is natural and is good for you.  It is also known to help lower cholesterol which is good for me since I have high cholesterol as well.  Of course I am taking a multi-vitamin too.  This will help me if I lack in eating something I should have.   Everyone should take vitamins.  Here is an article on metamucil.

I have also increased my water intake.  For my weight I need to consume 

135 ounces of water today, or 4.1 liters.

To see how much water you need to intake use the calculator below.


JOY said...

You are doing great honey! The Metamucil does help with fiber so you should not have any trouble with that. The Diet Tips site is fantastic! Hope you keep spreadsheet journal. It helps a lot. Keep up the good work and "sit and be fit" Love you!

Teresa said...

It said I should drink 93 ounces a day. I usually do drink a lot of water. Congrats on the loss. Keep up the good work.